cost shift http://wuis.org en Rep: Pension Shift Would Cost Schools Nothing http://wuis.org/post/rep-pension-shift-would-cost-schools-nothing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Illinois House continued pushing for their version of a pension overhaul Tuesday. The latest twist could affect how public school teachers' pensions are funded. Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the more contentious issues in the debate over government pensions in Springfield has been who should pay for teachers' retirement benefits.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:19:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 3383 at http://wuis.org Rep: Pension Shift Would Cost Schools Nothing Universities Agree To Pay Pension Tab http://wuis.org/post/universities-agree-pay-pension-tab <p></p><p>Illinois universities and community colleges have signed on to a deal that would have them pick up the cost of their employees' retirement benefits.&nbsp; It's part of lawmakers' ongoing efforts to reduce how much the state is spending on pensions.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Illinois has cut its spending on universities for years ... and even more reductions are expected next year.</p><p>School administrators say it's forced them to hike tuition, and to leave positions unfilled.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:47:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 2801 at http://wuis.org Universities Agree To Pay Pension Tab