The interest penalty Illinois taxpayers shoulder for the state’s bad credit remains at crisis levels — about where it was earlier this year. That penalty dropped about 29% after the bill became law, but is still seven times higher than when Governor Quinn took office. As we assured you three months ago when outlines of the pension bill were first leaked, the pension bill did little to solve the problem.   http://illinoispolicy.org/illinois-penalty-for-borrowing-now-seven-times-higher-than-when-quinn-took-office/