capitolSPRINGFIELD — Sen. Daniel Biss's statement on today's Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Senate Bill 1 is unconstitutional:

"Today the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Senate Bill 1 is unconstitutional. While this is not the opinion the authors of SB1 had hoped for, we must respect the court and strictly adhere to this ruling. The pension clause of the constitution provides important protections, and today's ruling proves the depth of those protections.

"The State of Illinois and many of its local governments are still facing serious fiscal problems, including significant pension debt. I look forward to working with all parties to find ways to ensure that adequate resources are available to properly fund our pension systems in the context of a responsible budget that funds crucial services. Our public employees, our government bodies, and our taxpayers deserve nothing less."

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