There is not alternative: Illinois simply can't keep kicking the can.
Is the target benefit pension plan the answer to backloading issues with Illinois public pension reform? Why yes, it is!
The list of ways in which Illinois shortchanges its people, while simultaneously spending massive sums on pensions that it refuses to reform, seems to grow every day.
Once again, Pritzker talked about pensions in an interview. Once again, he doesn't get it.
No, the Illinois pensions clause wasn't meant to be a suicide pact. But it will be if we don't change it.