State struggled to assess contractor's bills
SPRINGFIELD — The state’s biggest bill, already at $85 billion, will keep growing.Civic and business groups had hoped lawmakers would cut government pension costs during the fall legislative session. But those hopes ran smack into the reality of union strength, politics and the Illinois Constitution. The session ended without any decisions, either on reducing benefits or making up for state government skimping on past pension contributions.
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Bill Cotterell: Hard times clip vacation payout for some state workers
State workers prodded to get healthy or pay more