Kirk Statement on Illinois Pension Deal
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today issued the following statement on the pension reform deal being considered by the Illinois General Assembly this week:
"The Illinois General Assembly shouldn't pass a bill that neither lawmakers nor the voters have had time to read. What we do know is that this legislation relies heavily on accounting gimmicks, fails to prevent a permanent income tax hike, and falls short of finding the savings needed to solve Illinois' fiscal crisis. There will be no federal bailout for the state of Illinois, so legislators must get this right."