The Senate has now twice rejected the contents of Senate Bill 1, including its rejection of substantially similar Senate Bill 35. Today’s rejection was especially forceful and bipartisan. We thank state senators who stood firmly against SB 1 — and we particularly acknowledge those who have supported Senate Bill 2404.
SB 2404 has always been the only legal and fair pension solution actively considered by the legislature. Moreover, now it is the only comprehensive solution left. We are thankful for Senate President John Cullerton’s leadership and for his efforts to advance this bill with our coalition.
The time has come for the House to vote on SB 2404 — without change, without delay. The bill should be put up for a vote immediately.