Monday, May 11, 2015

Pension Court Ruling

From my non-legal expertise, it seems like the lawsuit by the governor to change the state's pension payments was doomed from the start for two reasons:

1) the state Constitution says that you can't change pensions for state employees.

2) claiming that the state is in such a crisis that there is no other option doesn't wash since the state just let the temporary income tax increase lapse. Governor Rauner may not have liked it, a lot of other people may not like it, but keeping that tax increase in place was an option the state could have used.

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