JBTPensionFixIn the year following Illinois’ attempt at reforming the state pension systems, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant discovered yet another alarming flaw in some of the systems pension codes.

In 2011, a state employee retired from his position as a Secretary of State investigator with the State of Illinois. Nearly a year later, the State Employees Retirement System Board notified the employee that they had miscalculated his pension, resulting in an overpayment.

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JBTBudget2014State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant issued the following statement after the governor’s budget address today.

“Although this is an extremely tough budget year, I was happy to see the governor work to keep his word regarding investment in education.”

The governor offered two budget proposals in his address—the first was his suggested proposal, based on the extension of the current tax rate.  The second identified cuts to services and state agencies should the current tax rate expire.

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Information  EnrollmentSenator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be hosting two free informational seminars on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect families, seniors and individuals next month.

“Although ACA enrollment has been ongoing for the last few months, many people still have questions,” Senator Bertino-Tarrant said.  “These workshops are aimed at answering those questions and easing the uncertainty of enrollment.”

While appointments are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Individuals interested in registering ahead of time may contact Senator Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield office at 815-254-4211 or sign up here.

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Town Hall 3-13Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will be holding a town hall meeting to discuss legislative issues on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  The meeting will be held in the Shorewood Village Hall (One Towne Center Blvd, Shorewood, IL. 60404) from 6-8 p.m.

Town hall meetings give members of the community an opportunity to meet with their legislators face-to-face to discuss pending legislation, state government issues and community concerns.   “A lot of important pieces of legislation passed the General Assembly last year and we have quite a few new issues that we are facing this year,” Senator Bertino-Tarrant said.  “I want to give residents the opportunity to voice their opinions on many of these important topics.”

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