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Representative Darlene Senger - Pension Crisis in Illinois
Representative Darlene Senger, a Republican Illinois state representative from Naperville from 2009 to 2014, discusses her involvement with Illinois pension reform legislation during her tenure on the Illinois House Pension Committee. She covers the passage of Senate Bill 1 (the pension reform bill that became law in 2013), the role of the Bipartisan Legislative Committee in the bill’s passage, and the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling declaring that bill unconstitutional in 2015. Rep. Senger also discusses the many root causes for the state's severe pension shortfall.