Friday, October 16, 2015 12:20 PM
SPRINGFIELD — In response to the recent announcement from the comptroller’s office that Illinois will skip its November pension payments, Senator Linda Holmes (D–Aurora) has issued the following statement:
“I am deeply disappointed to see this administration repeat the same mistakes that got us into the budget crisis we are currently in with respect to the State's pensions,” Holmes said. "We cannot ignore our legal obligation to make our full pension payment. We need to resolve the budget impasse. We cannot continue to hold the budget hostage over non-budget items and incur more financial burden on the state down the road. I oppose this measure and I hope Comptroller Munger reconsiders.”
Sen. Linda Holmes
Years served: 2007 - Present
Committee assignments: Agriculture; Environment and Conservation; Labor; Local Government; Committee of the Whole; Commerce and Economic Development (Chairperson); Insurance.
Biography: Elected to the Senate in 2006; born March 16, 1959, in Chicago; received a bachelor's degree from the National College of Education (now National-Lewis University); First woman president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Full-time state legislator.