TC-SB1State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) released the following statement after the Senate voted down Senate Bill 1.

“For too many years, previous lawmakers have underfunded and ignored our state’s pension system. I agree that we must take action, but Senate Bill 1 was not the way to do it. We worked incredibly hard for a fair proposal earlier this year, and found that in Senate Bill 2404. This is now the second year in a row that the Senate has passed pension reform and the House has stood at a standstill, and not taken action on the measures we went to great lengths to agree upon. At minimum, the House should, and needs to take action on SB 2404, in the interest of the constituents we are here to represent.”