Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay

News From State Representative Mark Batinick   For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact: Debbie Kraulidis March 24, 2017                                                                                                         (815) 254-0000   Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay   SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state legislators’ pay over other …

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Appellate Court Upholds Municipal Ordinance That Reduces Vacation Buy-Back Benefit For Retiring Employees

Appellate Court Upholds Municipal Ordinance That Reduces Vacation Buy-Back Benefit For Retiring Employees  March 22, 2017 by Robbins Schwartz The 4th District Court of Appeals in Springfield has upheld a municipal ordinance discontinuing the opportunity for city employees to sell back unused vacation days several months before their retirement.  In Pisani, et al. v. The …

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More than 50 percent of the state’s $4.1 billion budget for public universities is spent on retirement costs alone.

More than 50 percent of the state’s $4.1 billion budget for public universities is spent on retirement costs alone. From Illinois Policy March 2017   Joni Sorce feels conned. Her daughter graduated from Illinois State University in 2014. They now share more than $60,000 in debt. Sorce’s youngest daughter will graduate high school this spring, …

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