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SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) and 40 other members of the Illinois Senate voted 17-41 rejecting Senate Bill 1, a pension reform bill amended by Speaker Michael Madigan.

“This proposal is blatantly unconstitutional and fundamentally unfair,” Clayborne said. “Senate Bill 1 drastically affects retirees’ lives, unfairly raises the retirement age and unconstitutionally decreases benefits.”