Judge Puts Halt to Controversial State Pension Reform Law

Published 05/14 2014 06:49PM

Updated 05/14 2014 06:51PM

The controversial Illinois pension reform law, which will affect thousands of state workers, was put on hold for now. According to the Chicago Tribune, a Springfield judge Wednesday afternoon issued a temporary restraining order to keep the new law from taking effect this summer until the judge rules on the constitutionality of the law. Several lawsuits have been filed by retirees and a union coalition known as We Are One, who claim the scaled back benefits will harm retired and current state workers.

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