Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune editorial was about the teacher pension problem.
Too many claims on too few dollars.
As regular readers know, teacher union lobbyists regularly urged legislators to skip making payments for pensions in order to increase State Aid to Education.
That allowed higher teacher salaries, which, in turn, led to higher retirement pensions.
They knew the strong language in the Illinois State Constitution would protect future pension payments.
That assumption, of course, is now in question.
Nevertheless, shifting past pension payments to then-current salary increases certainly are a key part of the present problem of not enough money being in the pension fund to pay future pensions.
That is a point I have not previously seen in the Tribune.