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How Did Your Representative Vote on COLA-Cutting HB1165?

The House of Representatives focused on significantly different pension legislation today and passed HB 1165 by a vote of 66-50. Amendment 6 cuts the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for current and future retirees in all of the public pension systems except for judges. The COLA for retirees would be reduced to just $750 a year or 3 percent of the total pension, whichever is less. The COLA would begin when an employee turns 67 or five years after they retire, whichever happens first.
You can see how your representative voted here.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
The Illinois Senate begins a two-week break starting today. The House is scheduled to be in tomorrow before going on break. The IFT-supported bill – SB 2404 – may be considered in committee when legislators return. It is also possible that SB 1, sponsored by Senate President Cullerton, will be called in the House, after an amended version passed the Senate yesterday (see below).

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