In the state of Illinois members of the General Assembly are given a pension that is primarily funded by the taxpayers. The General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) provides a lifetime of benefits for what amounts to part-time work. This fund was almost 80% unfunded in FY2010 and is a glaring example of what is wrong within our state government. Serving the people of Illinois is an honor and a privilege, not a retirement plan.
Grant will not participate in the GARS pension scheme if elected.