State Week: Court Rulings On Pensions, Raises

Mar 25, 2016

A pair of Illinois Supreme Court rulings this week are a mixed bag for government employees. The justices struck down a law intended to reduce benefits for Chicago city employees, but also found that AFSCME members cannot be paid bargained-for raises unless the General Assembly specifically authorizes the spending.

Dan Patrella, Springfield bureau chief for Lee Enterprises, joins the panel to talk about the decisions and what they mean for the future of Illinois.