The conference committee on pension reform may be close to an agreement, according to State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington).
“I don’t see any reason that we haven’t received enough scoring to be able to come to a consensus on a reform package that we could present as early as next week to the General Assembly,” Brady said.
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Brady warns that a recommendation from the committee doesn’t guarantee support from the General Assembly as a whole. He believes the veto of pay for those legislators could slow the process.
“Make no mistake, these pension reforms are going to be one of the toughest votes any member of the General Assembly has ever taken,” Brady said. “The divide that the governor has created is not going to help our efforts.”