State Representative Elaine Nekritz

State News
7:27 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Conversation on pension reform

A panel of ten Illinois lawmakers has been working this summer to find a solution to Illinois' pension problem. With an unfunded liability of about 100-billion dollars, payments to the public pension systems are taking up a larger chunk of overall state government spending. Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford spoke with Representative Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat and one of the leaders in the push to change how retirement systems are funded. Recent meetings of the committee have occurred in private, making it difficult to determine progress. But Nekritz says she's hopeful:

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State News
7:01 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Il lawmakers say more federal money is needed for transportation projects

Illinois officials and lawmakers say state transportation projects would benefit from more federal support.When she testified before three members of Congress Tuesday, Democratic State Representative Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook, said the federal government hasn't budgeted money to passenger trains since 2010. She says Illinois was forced to come up with the needed 10-million dollars on its own.

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