Dissecting Illinois’ Public Pension Problem Part II: Modeling Pensions

What are Pensions? Pensions are money owed to former public employees as severance to their public service and work. Recipients of these benefits in Illinois include teachers, police, firefighters, state employees, judges, and more. Recipients start collecting this benefit at retirement. How Pensions Work Both the pension recipient and Illinois taxpayers pay into a specificContinue reading “Dissecting Illinois’ Public Pension Problem Part II: Modeling Pensions”

Dissecting Illinois’ Public Pension Issue: Part I

The State of Illinois has accumulated roughly $137 billion in public pension debt at the end of 2019. This is money owed to state employees who have retired as a severance to their public service and work. The massive amount of debt is an issue because as the underfunded liabilities grow, it will continue toContinue reading “Dissecting Illinois’ Public Pension Issue: Part I”