Illinois senator hopeful glitch in pension law can be fixed - – Rockford’s News Leader

Illinois senator hopeful glitch in pension law can be fixed

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) - State Senator Daniel Biss says he's optimistic a glitch in the state's pension reform law can be corrected, although he isn't sure how it will happen.

Language in last year's pension reform law would drastically cut pensions for thousands of university employees if they don't retire by June 30th of this year. Some are worried that could push many to retire early.

However, Biss, an Evanston Democrat, said the law was so difficult to pass in the first place that some lawmakers aren't eager to revisit it. He said that while he didn't yet have a bill to make the change, he will continue to argue the case.

Lawmakers are headed back to Springfield Tuesday.

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