Dec. 6 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
State Rep. Kelly McGuire Burke—one of the 20 House members backing Nekritz's bill—said the court order idea came from state employee groups, who want assurances that lawmakers will meet pension obligations going forward.
"The reason the pensions are this way is because the state has not made its payments," Burke said. "Are there other factors? Sure. But the bulk of it is from failing to make payments over the years."