pensions http://wkms.org en Illinois Politicians Refuse Pension Checks http://wkms.org/post/illinois-politicians-refuse-pension-checks <p>Illinois' multibillion dollar pension crisis has prompted a rising number of lawmakers to say they won't accept their legislative pension. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:54:36 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 27002 at http://wkms.org Illinois Politicians Refuse Pension Checks Simon Says IL Pension Crisis Threatens Veterans Homes http://wkms.org/post/simon-says-il-pension-crisis-threatens-veterans-homes <p></p><p>Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says funding for the state's veterans homes is being threatened by a growing public pension burden. Simon visited the Adjutant Illinois Veterans Home in Anna Thursday to celebrate the holiday season with residents and highlight the service the homes provide. The state operates homes in Anna, LaSalle, Manteno and Quincy but has cut funding for them. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:51:28 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 25976 at http://wkms.org Simon Says IL Pension Crisis Threatens Veterans Homes IL Gov to use social media to rally on pensions http://wkms.org/post/il-gov-use-social-media-rally-pensions <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is hinting his so-called grassroots campaign to rally support for an overhaul of the state's pension system will involve social media and the Internet. &nbsp;Lawmakers have failed to come up with a plan to deal with the roughly $85 billion pension funding gap. Legislators couldn't agree on an approach during a special session last month. &nbsp; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:34:09 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 21890 at http://wkms.org IL Gov to use social media to rally on pensions Lawmaker Seeks to End Legislators' Pensions http://wkms.org/post/lawmaker-seeks-end-legislators-pensions <p><font size="2">A Kentucky Republican lawmaker is attempting to end the pension program for legislators.<br><br> State Representative David Floyd says Kentucky’s part-time lawmakers shouldn't get pensions. But currently they do, and some lawmakers are able to fatten their pensions by taking higher-paying jobs elsewhere in government, then collecting a pension for the higher salary after they retire.<br> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:40:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21744 at http://wkms.org