The Illinois Supreme Court’s 6-1 ruling that the subsidized health care benefits of retired state employees are protected by the Illinois Constitution has created a headache for lawmakers in Springfield. If changes to retiree health care benefits couldn’t pass constitutional muster, what hope is there for pension reform? Joining us to help digest the decision and analyze its implications are Anders Lindall, spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31Ann Lousin, constitutional law professor at the John Marshall Law School, and Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.

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