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No State Pension for Former Illinois Governor George Ryan

by Kristina Rasmussen / /

You might have missed it last week, but Illinois's supreme court ruled that former Governor George Ryan won't get his state pension:

The Illinois Supreme Court today ruled against Ryan, saying that because of his multiple federal felony convictions, Ryan has "forfeited all of the pension benefits he earned."Ryan is serving a six-and-a-half year sentence in a federal prison for the racketeering and corruption conviction from his time as secretary of state and governor.Supreme Court justices said Ryan's behavior in office clearly cost him his annual $197,000 pension.

NTU has long advocated "no pensions for felons."

This is good news for taxpayers.