The State Universities Retirement System now says a troublesome piece of last year's state pension-reform law may not cut retirees' pensions after all.
William Mabe is the executive director of the retirement system. He tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/QfeCu8 ) that the language in law that would cost retirees' a year of pension should be interpreted as if it didn't _ because it wasn't intended to. That's based on the interpretation the Teachers Retirement System has been using when it looks at the law. Now SURS plans to follow suit.