01/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Giannoulias: Pension Proposal Worth Springfield Fight

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias promises a huge upside for the state and its employees with his plan to streamline how state government invests its pension funds.

But he acknowledges there are still some questions about how it would work -- including how many workers might lose their jobs. And he predicts a tough fight to get legislative approval for the plan.

"But it doesn't mean that it's not the right thing to do," Giannoulias said Tuesday in an interview with The State Journal-Register's editorial board.

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