January 16, 2014


Editor’s Note: “The Continuing Crisis” is a section of APAC News which links to news pertinent to the State budget crisis and other financial matters as they affect the University and Academic Professionals. These news outlets are not affiliated with or endorsed by APAC.

SUIT FILED to void new pension law. Reuters, Dec. 27, 2013: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/27/usa-illinois-pensions-idUSL2N0K618D20131227.

A PUBLIC pension plan that works—right here in Illinois. State Journal-Register, Dec. 26, 2013: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20131226/NEWS/131229714?template=printart.

SURS POSTS solid investment results. SURS website, Nov. 6, 2013: http://www.surs.com/news-article/111913/surs-posts-solid-fy-13-investment-results.

RICH MILLER has written a summary and analysis of the current status of litigation challenging the constitutionality of the new pension reform law on the Capitol Fax.com website; click the word “website” to get to the link.

HOW THE Government Could Make Public Colleges and Universities Free for All Students. ThinkProgress, Jan. 12, 2014: http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/01/12/3151391/cost-public-college-free/.

UNIVERSITY MAY provide supplemental pension program. News-Gazette, Jan. 14, 2014: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-01-14/ui-seeks-pension-balm-employees-stung-state.html.

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