Ted told WJPF all about how much retirement debt Illinois households are really on the hook for: downstate households owe $75,000 and Chicago households owe nearly $150,000. Those are impossible numbers for Illinoisans to pay.
Ted also talked about the new benefits state AFSCME members will receive if the union ratifies its new contract with the state. Stipends worth $2,500, guaranteed raises, and new benefits were all included in the state’s new budget.
Read more about the state’s pension debt, the budget and the AFSCME contact:
- Another budget surprise: Pritzker hits up middle-class Illinoisans for more AFSCME raises, stipends and bennies
- Pritzker repeats Illinois politicians’ favorite lie – Crain’s
- Illinois rating still teetering on edge of junk after budget, capital deals
- If a decline in births is a problem nationally, it’s a full-on crisis in Illinois