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April 23, 2014, 9:34 am
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Alderman Proposes City Worker Pay Freeze To Bolster Pension Funds


A Springfield alderman is reviving the idea of a pay freeze for city workers… with the savings to be used to pay down the city’s unfunded pension liability. 

 

Ward 7’s Joe McMenamin says workers should pick up more of the burden so taxpayers don’t have to take on as much. 

 

McMenamin says he will also try to keep a $2 million infrastructure project in committee, at least temporarily.  He wants to use some of that money… which is earmarked for alley improvements and drainage projects… and instead apply it to the pension funds.  The City Council meets tonight.

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