May 21 roundup

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  • To be fair to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Constitution does state:

    “Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired.”

    It’s not the court’s fault that the clause exists. And frankly, already-earned pensions *should* be paid to the workers unless the state wants to declare bankruptcy. You can’t entice employees to work for you by telling them they’ll get a pension and then, after they’ve done some or all of the work, decide you aren’t going to pay them the pension.