Governor Bruce Rauner wants schools to pick up part of the tab for teacher pensions. But, critics say that will end up costing taxpayers. The Governor is calling for schools and universities to take over the teacher pension costs over the next four years. He says this will give districts and colleges more incentive to manage costs. But, Democrats like State Senator Dave Koehler question how that will work out.
Governor Rauner says an increase in education funding and more flexibility in contracting and sharing services will help offset pension costs for schools.