I am old enough to remember a time when a large percentage of people had retirement incomes below the designated federal poverty level.
#Illinois budget crisis
The Republican and Democratic measures would approach the payments differently.
‘Our administration will use all available legal options to continue pay and avoid any disruption to government services,’ the governor wrote.
The package — including pension reform and gaming — came together after talks between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan fizzled.
The outstanding question is if a Senate-approved deal would ultimately pass muster with Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.