Monday, August 29, 2016

Illinois' Unfunded Pension Liability Set To Get Larger

Action taken by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System is expected to translate into a large increase in Illinois' pension contributions.  The board voted Friday to lower its rate of return on investments from seven-point-five-percent to seven-percent.  The "Chicago Tribune" reports the vote means an increase of between 400 and 500-million dollars annually in how much the state chips in.  Illinois currently has an unfunded pension liability of nearly 111-billion dollars, the worst-funded pensions system in the country. 

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