Posts tagged "broke"

The Solution is Pension Reform. Let's Work Together to Save Our State.

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Illinois has a major problem on its hands — and, it’s not going away. It’s Illinois’ pension problem. And, it impacts us all. Whether you are a hard-working teacher, employee of the State, a taxpayer or a family trying to make ends meet, everyone in Illinois is affected. Watch here to learn more. How serious... Read more »

The Time to Act is NOW! Tell Legislators "Pension Reform First"

The Time to Act is NOW! Tell Legislators "Pension Reform First"
Who got us into this mess isn’t as important as who will get us out. Your legislators head down to Springfield tomorrow and have just three days to address the disastrous pension crisis facing each and every one of us. Illinois’ retirement programs for State employees and teachers are $140 Billion short. That’s right, $140... Read more »

Illinois Is STILL Broke -- And, Our Children Will Pay

Illinois Is STILL Broke -- And, Our Children Will Pay
  Illinois’ retirement funds are $140 Billion short. Yes, BILLION — and they’re in trouble. Let’s put it this way: to make up for our deepening deficit, each person living in Illinois will have to pay $30,000 – that’s $857 a year for the next 35 years or $71 a month – not including interest,... Read more »
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“Illinois is Broke” Launches TV Ad Campaign

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  Failure to act in veto session will cost IL taxpayers another $7+ billion Chicago, Ill. – Just one week from the start of the state legislature’s fall veto session, the Illinois Is Broke campaign is ratcheting up pressure on lawmakers to address the state’s badly underfunded pension systems before tackling all other issues.  Today,... Read more »

Illinois Budget News: July 23

Another day, another dollar – make that dollar(s)…billions of them. If Rome is burning, then Illinois is blazing and it’s spreading like wildfire. To schools and universities, health care providers, and social service agencies – everyone is feeling the consequences of Illinois‘ fiscal crisis.   Recognized as the state most likely to default, Illinois‘ fiscal... Read more »

Illinois Budget News: June 23

Illinois finances have become a national embarrassment, as promptly featured on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times: In Budget Crisis, States Take Aim at Pension Costs. So, when will our elected officials wise up and understand the state’s crushing debt cannot be resolved without addressing its retirement-related debt? This story posted by The... Read more »
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