Terri Bryant Supports Courts Stay on Pension Law

Murphysboro, IL…State Representative candidate of the 115th District, Terri Bryant, was pleased to hear that a Sangamon County Judge has placed a stay on the new pension law until its constitutionality can be determined by the court.

SB 1 was passed in December of last year in an effort to resolve the State’s $100 billion pension shortfall.  The legislation made significant changes to the Illinois pension system that could potentially affect both current and future retirees.  Terri Bryant expressed the most concern about current and soon to be retired state employees.

“I believe the court’s stay on this pension law is very important because its constitutionality has not yet been determined,” said Terri Bryant.  “I do not support this current law because it unjustly targets current and soon to be retired state workers.  We need to remember that we made a promise to these workers and their families that they would receive these benefits.  While I do realize something must be done to reform our pension system, we must make sure that any proposal is measured and constitutional.”

The law is still under review by the courts and a ruling on the bill’s constitutionality is expected to ultimately be determined by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Terri Bryant is the Republican candidate for State Representative of the 115th District.  The district encompasses all or parts of the counties of Jackson, Jefferson, Washington, Perry and Union.

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