Editorial: What’s ‘morally’ wrong? Fake pension fix

Friday, May 10, 2013

It is hard to imagine the state of Illinois could sink any lower.
But it could.
And it will if the meager pension cost-cutting bill passed by the Illinois Senate on Thursday becomes law.
Legislators should bury this bill before the state Legislature’s May 31 adjournment and rally behind the only meaningful reform package in play: House Speaker Michael Madigan’s cost-cutting bill, which passed the House last week.
The Senate bill is the worst kind of reform: It looks like progress and it could be passed off as such by campaigning politicians. But the bill saves relatively little and allows Illinois to continue the outrageous pass-the-buck behavior that got us in trouble in the first place.