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SPRINGFIELD – Today State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) voted to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 2822 to support Chicago Public Schools.

“I am incredibly disappointed that Gov. Rauner chose to veto this legislation,” said State Senator Jon Mulroe (D-Chicago). “This is a situation where politics gets personal. It’s our children and the future citizens of Chicago that will pay the price for his action today.”

Senate Bill 2822 creates pension parity between the Chicago Public School system and schools around the state. It ensures the sustainability of their pension system by requiring an actuarially required contribution.

“We need to protect the future of our state by supporting our public school system,” Mulroe said. “Gov. Rauner went back on his agreement and I’m happy to push back and support CPS.”

The Senate voted to override the governor’s veto and passed the legislation to the House for further consideration.

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 Senator Mulroe on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD –Legislation sponsored by State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) to support widows, widowers and family members of Chicago police officers, firefighters and paramedics that die in the line of duty is now law.

House members voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Rauner’s veto in support of Chicago first responders. The Senate voted to override the governor’s veto two weeks ago.

“I am thrilled that legislation I sponsored to support Chicago police officers, firefighters, paramedics and their widows passed the House and overrode Gov. Rauner’s veto,” Mulroe said. “I have fought for the past two years to make sure that the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us receive the benefits they deserve.”

Senate Bill 440 provides a modest annuity of no less than 125 percent of the federal poverty level to widows and widowers. It also clarifies the benefits for Tier II firefighters and police officers who are killed in the line of duty to ensure that their family is entitled to a death benefit. Lastly, it provides a cost-of-living adjustment to police officer, paramedic and firefighter annuitants by moving the “born before” eligibility to 1966. Normally the “born before” eligibility has been updated every five years since 1982, however it has not been updated since 2004.

The bill is effective immediately.

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SPRINGFIELD –Legislation to support Chicago police officers and firefighters and their widows and widowers passed the Senate today in a veto override.

Senate Bill 440, sponsored by Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago 10), passed both houses of the legislature with bipartisan support in the spring but was vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

“I think it’s important that we provide for the families of our firefighters and police officers,” Mulroe said.

This bill provides a modest annuity of no less than 125 percent of the federal poverty level to widows and widowers. It also clarifies the benefits for Tier II firefighters and police officers who are killed in the line of duty to ensure that their family is entitled to a death benefit. Lastly, it provides a cost-of-living adjustment to police officer and firefighter annuitants by moving the “born before” eligibility to 1966.

“Since 1982 the ‘born before’ eligibility has been updated every five years to ensure that firefighters and police officers receive their cost-of-living adjustment, but it has not been updated since 2004,” Mulroe said.

SB 440 passed the Senate with a 37-15 vote. It now moves to the House for consideration.

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