Regarding your editorial "Illinois's Fake Pension Fix" (Dec. 3): The pension reform legislation that the Illinois's General Assembly passed should be recognized as a positive sign. The state's political leaders are making strides toward confronting and reversing the fiscal problems the Journal's editorial page enjoys flouting.
Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Doug Whitley criticized “Illinois political leaders for not acting in a timelier manner” to get the headquarters for Illinois.
“Our leaders need to come to grips with the fact that the private sector does not wait around for people to make up their mind, and the worst thing government can do is do nothing,” Whitley said. “The General Assembly left the private sector twisting in the wind by not acting on these bills that were going to provide some incentives to the company. Government needs to make it clear what it’s willing to do. To do nothing or send no signals is wrong.”