Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue November 5, 2013
Head of Il Municipal League says legislature needs to continue work on pension reform
At the point when we see the final product, the League will certainly look at that and decide whether to support it. The bottom line is if it is good for the communities, and a consensus, we really want that to be done because we recognize how important it is."
In addition to retirement changes, the Municipal League wants lawmakers to consider a proposal that changes how income tax funds are distributed to Illinois communities. It would deposit local governments’ share of the revenue into a dedicated fund instead of the state's general fund. Lindberg says that would prevent the money from being used to pay for other state expenses. The measure received widespread support in the House in the spring, but was not called for a vote in the Senate.