Tom Cullerton’s new law will put stop to bloated golden parachutes

VILLA PARK – Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Illinois will have a new law on the books to fight the misuse of taxpayer dollars.

The law sponsored by State Senator Tom Cullerton will eliminate severance packages for employees that have been fired for misconduct and limit government-paid severance packages to an amount no greater than 20 weeks of compensation.

“This commonsense law will protect Illinois taxpayers from being on the hook for the actions of discredited public officials,” Cullerton said. “This will help put a stop to the state handing out blank checks to those who fail to do their jobs.”

The law was brought forward by Cullerton in partnership with the Better Government Association.

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via Oak Park Community – Oak Leaves

December 6, 2018 at 01:06PM

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