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Malcolm S. Kamin - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Malcolm Kamin discusses his involvement with the 1970 Illinois State Constitution (ConCon), where he served as a delegate from Chicago, specifically from the state's 12th District. Assigned to the Education Committee and the Transition Committee, Kamin was involved in discussions on the pension clause to the 1970 Constitution that became controversial several decades later when a huge deficit developed in the state's available pension funds. The pension clause states that a state employee's pension is "an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired."

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