120313 cm 0795rState Senator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights) released the following statement after casting her no vote on Senate Bill 1:  

“As a lawmaker, I have the responsibility of proposing just and constitutionally sound legislation. I do not believe this proposed law fulfils this responsibility. I am tired of hearing of what we are supposedly doing for union bosses without talking about what we are doing to the person who has been working for the past 30 years, making the necessary pension payments, and today, still faces the prospect of losing what has been hard earned.  

If this issue were simply about saving money, a bill would have already been passed. But this legislation deals with people’s very livelihoods, the retirement benefits of thousands of hard-working Illinoisans, and I cannot support a law that fails to take this truth into account.”  

Click below to hear Senator Hutchinson's remarks on the Senate floor:

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