Commentary: Yes, Illinois pension reform can come through a constitutional amendment

Chicago News USA

Wait, some might ask, isn’t this about the “police power” that the Illinois Supreme Court rejected in striking down pension reform? Yes, but that Illinois ruling wouldn’t matter after a constitutional amendment. Federal precedent would be binding and any decision would be appealable ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, Illinois’ fiscal crisis has become vastly worse since 2015 when the Illinois court ruled.

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