Posts tagged "deficit"
You know what’s at stake — now we need to get to work. We’re just weeks away from a potentially historic vote on pension reform legislation that could save our state from financial disaster. I am writing, from one Illinoisan to another, to ask for your help in sending a powerful message to our leaders... Read more »
Chicago – like the state of Illinois — does not fund its employee pensions at their true cost level (as determined by actuaries). If it did, the city would have to provide an additional $700 million or so in funding in 2012. By 2015 the number could grow to about $800 million. Not funding these costs... Read more »
Illinois Is Broke – and public employee retirement programs are at the root of the problem. Unfunded retiree-related obligations for public employees and retirees in State pension plans now total over $130 Billion – more than $25,000 per Illinois household. The funding requirements for these programs are growing – totaling Billions of dollars each year... Read more »
Illinois and its public employee pension plans owe $80 Billion in unfunded pension liabilities and another $13 Billion in outstanding pension debt – not to mention another $40 Billion in unfunded retiree health care liability. Total: over $130 BILLION. And growing… With enough years of service, Illinois State workers can retire at age 55 with... Read more »