Rauner Claims Pension Compromise, Democrats Differ

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s ready to roll with the Democrat’s pension reform plan that offers state employees a choice. But Democrats at the statehouse say the governor’s choices aren’t part of their plan. The issue is the choice from Rauner. The governor wants to add a choice about whether unions can bargain over wages and benefits to the pension plan. The Democrats say their choice was between future pay raises or a higher pension.