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How much of Illinois’ state budget will be consumed by pensions in FY2021? Unsurprisingly, the answer is complicate… https://t.co/lzjcScuWCI
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The added cost to CPS’ budget for the new SEIU and CTU contracts will be $48 million for the first year, FY2020. To… https://t.co/XBBlZvlCKc

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11.15.19

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has historically received a reduced fare reimbursement, or subsidy, from the State of Illinois for providing free and discounted rides to eligible riders including seniors, people with disabilities, military and students. The CTA provides nearly 100 million...

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08.29.19

The Wall Street Journal

This article covered the City of Chicago's significant financial challenges ahead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's State of the City address. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that the Mayor...

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The Civic Federation
How much of Illinois’ state budget will be consumed by pensions in FY2021? Unsurprisingly, the answer is complicate… https://t.co/lzjcScuWCI
The Civic Federation
The added cost to CPS’ budget for the new SEIU and CTU contracts will be $48 million for the first year, FY2020. To… https://t.co/XBBlZvlCKc
The Civic Federation
In FY2022 the City will begin making actuarially calculated payments to *all four* of its pension funds, which will… https://t.co/ecl6OutwSh