Do no harm
General Assembly needs to find prescription for pensions
The best thing that can be said about the just-completed, lame-duck session of the Illinois General Assembly is that lawmakers, at least, did no further harm.
They didn’t do anything to fix Illinois’ sinking public pension systems or dire fiscal situation, sadly. But the way things went down the last lame-duck session two years ago, when Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic legislators rammed through a massive, last-minute tax increase, we might just chalk up “doing no harm” as a win.
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