VanPelt SB2404Senator Patricia Van Pelt voted today in favor of Senate Bill 2404, the union backed pension plan that passed through the Senate. Sen. Van Pelt released the following statement:

“I voted for this plan because it is negotiated legislation, and I applaud Senate President Cullerton, Senator Linda Holmes and the unions for coming together to make this a reality. I fully support this bill because it was negotiated and is more fair to employees than other plans presented.

“It is important that we get the state’s finances in order, but we are talking about people’s livelihoods. This plan will save the state billions of dollars and will also protect the pensions of hardworking employees.”

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