While Legislature dithers, Illinois' pension costs continue to mount
August 28, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
This article covers the ongoing pension crisis in Illinois and the continued rise in pension costs while lawmakers stall on a solution. It cites a Civic Federation blog post that shows the share of State revenue used for pension costs has risen from 3.6% in FY1996 to 22.0% in FY2013. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said it is irresponsible to let this crisis continue.