There won’t be any definitive conclusion on the fate of pension reform any time soon.
A Sangamon County judge is rejecting attempts to fast-track multiple lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the state’s pension reform law. Judge John Belz says all the various issues raised by those suits need to be considered before the issue is sent on to the state Supreme Court. He says otherwise, there could be piecemeal rulings that could delay a final resolution.
Belz has set a hearing schedule that will stretch to the end of the year and likely into 2015.