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Hutchinson: Illinois Pension Bill Is A Constitutional Violation



Illinois' constitution says pension benefits for state workers can't be reduced.  

Critics of the latest pension deal say it neglects the law and strips workers of their hard earned benefits.  

State Senator Toi Hutchinson agrees and explains why the provision is in the constitution.  
Hutchinson says she would've reneged on her oath to uphold the constitution had she voted yes on the bill.  

But supporters say there are enough considerations in the bill to offset the reductions, like the fact that workers will be contributing less of their own money toward their retirement plans.