Swanson: House Resolution Aims To Stop Pension Shift To Local School Districts

State Rep. Dan Swanson

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wants to shift the cost of teacher pensions to local school districts.  The plan was presented in his budget address last week, but there’s been some push back at the local level and a House Resolution has been introduced on the issue says State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha.

Rauner says the pension shift would save the state at least a billion-dollars, but critics of the plan say the change would result in a property tax spike at the local level.