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Illinois amendment would eliminate constitutional protections

An article published in Inside Illinois (a faculty/staff newsletter published by the University of Illinois) reports on a disturbing amendment (Amendment 49) to our state’s constitution that will be on our ballot in the upcoming election. From the article:

A little-publicized amendment to the Illinois Constitution on this November’s ballot could have a big impact on the pensions and health care of state workers if Illinois voters approve it, [John Kindt, a professor emeritus of business and legal policy] says.

Amendment 49 would overrule the protection clause in the Illinois Constitution that restricts eliminating or reducing earned benefits such as pensions for state workers and retirees.

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