Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue June 25, 2013
State pension committee meets for first time Thursday
“We just have a huge task that we have to get done. I mean, that's it. Everyone in Illinois is counting on us. We have to come up with something and I think we will.”
In the spring session, Tracy backed a plan that would force employees to work longer, pay more and receive less money in retirement. She says she would have supported a competing plan with less severe cuts to state employees, university workers and teachers, but that measure was never called for a vote in the House.Tracy says Illinois must address the issue to make sure the pension systems do not collapse.