Senate President John Cullerton released the following statement in response to Ty Fahner’s letter and memo sent on behalf of The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago that announced that the pension system was "unfixable."
From Senate President John Cullerton:
"Democratic leaders were poised to pass Civic Committee approved pension fixes in May. In fact the Senate passed significant reforms to the State Employees’ Retirement System and their own pensions. And while the Civic Committee endorsed reforms that included asking local school districts and universities to pay their fair share of pension costs, Republican leaders still haven't offered their support. The Civic Committee’s post election condemnation on political courage would be more appropriate if it were directed to those leaders.
Bipartisan pension reform is still my top priority. I invite the Civic Committee to work with me to encourage rather than discourage reform."