State Pensions

Released May 6, 2015

PowerPoint presented by Ralph Martire at the Senate Revenue Hearing.

Released November 20, 2006

An analysis of the five Illinois retirement systems finds that the state's worst-in-the-nation unfunded pension liability has grown by more than $7 billion in just the last two years.

Released May 4, 2007

This Report address the most common misconceptions the underfunding of Illinois' pension systems, and reviews the relative strengths and weaknesses of defined benefit versus defined contribution systems from the perspective of both the public sector and taxpayers.

Released July 24, 2007

A Fact Sheet on the source of Illinois' unfunded pension liabilities.

Released August 7, 2007

A two-page summary of the  Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability's 2007 report on the Illinois' state pension systems.

Released September 4, 2007

This Report explains the source of Illinois immense unfunded liability, and how it relates to the state's budget and overall fiscal position.

Released September 11, 2007

Pension funding and the state's FY2008 General Fund budget.

Released February 26, 2009

This Fact Sheet dispels some of the more common, and egregious, myths involving Illinois’ unfunded pension liability.

Released July 15, 2009

Fact Shee on House Bill 1292 of the 96th General Assembly, which would have amended the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Illinois Pension Code to create a defined contribution plan for new members

Released August 26, 2009

CTBA's August 2009, testimony to the Pension Modernization Task Force, Funding Subcommittee.

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