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SUAA President Larry Alferink on the Pension Obligation Bond Proposal 
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SUAA Executive Director Linda Brookhart on how to fix the Illinois pension system in the Illinois Business Journal.
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Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Executive Director Ralph Martire on how to fix the Illinois pension system in the Illinois Business Journal
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Pension Obligation Bond Proposal
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State Universities Annuitants Association

The State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) provides the framework for a unified message dedicated to preserving and protecting a strong public pension system, healthcare benefits, and the general well-being of its membership. SUAA advocates on behalf of all faculty and staff of public universities and community colleges - both retired and current employees - their spouses and survivors, who are participants and beneficiaries of the State Universities Retirement System.

SUAA actively advocates to preserve and to protect higher education, the SURS pension system, the healthcare plans, and other benefits provided for community college and university employees and retirees, their spouses and survivors. SUAA is the only advocacy organization that focuses solely on protecting benefits for all SURS members and beneficiaries. In addition, SUAA works closely with SURS to educate employees about benefit changes resulting from recently passed legislation.  


Challenges Ahead . . . Calls for Fundamental Thinking

It becomes evident that as the fiscal problems of the State increase there needs to be solutions brought forward to the General Assembly Leadership regarding ways to help solve the ever-increasing debt. The pension portion of the debt is currently crushing the State budget.