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J. Thomas Johnson - Pension Crisis in Illinois

J. Thomas Johnson, the retired Director of the Department of Revenue, past president of the Taxpayer Federation and co-author of "Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State," discusses how the state's pension crisis impacts state government operations, seriously restricting the funds available to other governmental services. Johnson addresses the problems presented by the Illinois Supreme Court ruling striking down SB1, and offers possible suggestions to help fund pensions as well as improve state government operations.

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Need for Political Leadership and Courage to Solve the Pension/State Crisis


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