Yep. Leave it up to non-politicos for some good ideas on how to solve the SURS problem. I ran across this article (or did this article run across me, I don’t know anymore) over the weekend titled Two U of I Profs Suggest Overhaul of SURS. That’s right they’re faculty and they have some ideas they’d like to share. From the article:
Brown said the plan got good marks when discussed with legislators, labor groups, and U of I faculty. Those include University Economist Fred Giertz, who also sits on the Board of Directors of the State Universities Retirement System. He said Brown and Rich’s plan takes the time to fund pensions in a way the state hasn’t done in decades.
There’s a link at the bottom of the article to the full proposal which has a link to read the full paper. Check it out.