Friday, November 21, 2014

ILL-inois: 944 days after Quinn said he was "put on earth" to fix pensions, judge voids bill

In regards to Illinois' public pension system, on April 20, 2012--944 days ago--now-lame duck governor Pat Quinn said he was "put on earth" to fix the problem.

Well, his pension rescue bill, which he signed into law a year ago, has been ruled unconstitutional by a downstate circuit court judge. Public-sector unions challenged the law.

Obviously the state will appeal, but this case will certainly end up in the docket of the state Supreme Court.

As for Quinn, it appears he was wrong about his divine mission. And what about those public-sector unions? They are not the friends of taxpayers.

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