Illinois unions look to tax hikes for pension fix
Illinois unions pointed to tax hikes as a way to deal with the state's pension crisis.
We are One Illinois Coalition hosted a closed-door pension summit Monday that focused almost exclusively on raising taxes as a way to pay for Illinois’ $130 billion pension debt and nearly $8 billion annual pension payment.
We are One Illinois Coalition, which includes American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Education Association and the state’s AFL-CIO, argued that not just one, but several taxes should be raised in order to fix Illinois' pension problems.
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