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NIU VP talks pensions with legislator, media

August 30, 2013
Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham

Illinois’ “worst in the nation” public pension system has been the key policy issue in the state for several years. Now, the cries for reform are louder than ever as the deficit continues to snowball.

WNIJ’s Susan Stephens and Rockford Register Star Political Editor Chuck Sweeny recently sat down with State Senator Dave Syverson and Northern Illinois University Vice President Steve Cunningham–who is among the architects of the six step pension reform proposal that served as a starting point for current negotiations–to discuss key issues and hurdles for pension reform.

Listen to the full discussion on Northern Public Radio.