Partly Cloudy
22°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast
Prairie Ridge Football State Champions Commemorative Book

Funding pensions

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

State Rep. David McSweeney, in his guest column in the Northwest Herald on pension reform (Nov. 10), cited meaningful pension reform would include provisions that “limit future cost of living increases, increase retirement age, and adopt a pension salary cap.” Interesting that he never mentioned funding the pension plan according to the law.

How can there be meaningful reform when politicians advocate for change but do not address or follow the funding laws for pensions?

Illinois politicians have not fully made the legally required payments to TRS for more than 30 years.

Any reform must force the members of the Illinois General Assembly to follow the laws they pass, i.e., funding the pension plans according to the law.

Ron Erdmann

Spring Grove

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

Are snow predictions changing your plans this weekend?
Yes
No