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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 TEACHER PENSION COSTS OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. HE SAYS THIS WILL GIVE DISTRICTS AND COLLEGES MORE INCENTIVE TO MANAGE COSTS. BUT DEMOCRATS, LIKE SENATOR DAVE KOEHLER OF PEORIA QUESTION HOW THAT WILL WORK OUT.
 
 
SENATOR STEVE STADELMAN OF ROCKFORD IS CONCERNED.
 
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS AN INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING AND MORE FLEXIBILITY IN CONTRACTING AND SHARING SERVICES WILL HELP OFFSET PENSION COSTS FOR SCHOOLS.

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