Illinois House back in session August 17th. A pension bill might be on the agenda.
CapitalFax is reporting that the Illinois House might meet for a week beginning August 17th.
Most of the media is reporting that the purpose of the session is to deal with another one of their members who is under federal indictment.
But of more concern than one more crooked House member is HB1447. The bill goes after state employee pension COLAs. The Senate has already passed this pension bill and Senate President John Cullerton says that he won’t call his body (heh) back into session before the election.
But all that has to happen is for the House to pass it (as Senator Kotowski is demanding in the post below) and the bill becomes law with the Governor’s signature.
However, the Governor could call the Senate back into session anyway if there is agreement on broader pension attacks.
Summer is a tough time for lobbying since most teachers are out of school.
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