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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.


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Mini Briefing 7.29.2015
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Click Here to read the Application for an Extension of Time

July 1, 2015
Amtrak Cuts Bad for College Towns - Linda Brookhart
Click Here to read in the State Journal Register

2015 SUAA Annual Meeting Speaker Videos
Click Here to watch W. Brian Lewis - Executive Director - SURS
Presentation PDF
Click Here to watch Carole Portman - President - Taxpayers Federation of Illinois
Presentation PDF
Click Here to watch SUAA Attorney Aaron Maduff
Presentation PDF
Click Here to watch Ralph Martire - Executive Director - Center for Tax & Budget Accountability
Presentation PDF

Mini Briefing 05.22.2015
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May 15, 2015
Rauner hints at concern that pension plan may not survive court challenge
Click Here to read the article in the Sun Times

May 15, 2015
Right-to-work goes down in flames in Illinois House with zero yes votes
Click Here to read the article in the Sun Times

May 15, 2015
Robert Rich: Illinois General Assembly squarely to blame for pension funding crisis
Click Here to read the article in the State Journal Register

Mini Briefing 05.14.2015
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Mini Briefing 05.11.2015
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May 8, 2015
Illinois Supreme Court Declares Public Act 98-599 Unconstitutional
Click Here to read SUAA Executive Director Linda Brookhart's Statement

May 8, 2015
John Comerford: Public Colleges, Don't Act Like the Privates
Click Here to read the article in The State Journal Register

Civic Federation Opposes Governor's Recommended Budget
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Click Here to read the REPORT -_FY2016 Illinois Recommended Budget

Legislative ActionTRACK Report 04.28.2015
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April 15, 2015
State Retirees' Lawyers to Get $1.5 Million for Work on Health Insurance Case
Click Here to read the article in the Courier

April 14, 2015
Letter: Illinois Tuition Waivers Well Worth the Cost
SUAA Executive Director Linda Brookhart in Statewide Newspapers

Click Here to read the letter in the State Journal Register

Mini Briefing 04.14.2015
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Click Here to read the Judge's Order on Kanerva fees

April 1, 2015
Judge Hears Arguments on Attorney Fees in State Retiree Insurance Case
Click Here to read the article in the State Journal Register

Mini Briefing 03.27.2015
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Mini Briefing 03.20.2015
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Legislative ActionTRACK Report 03.20.2015
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March 11, 2015
Illinois Pension Law Greeted with Court Skepticism
Click Here to read the article in the Chicago Tribuner

March 11, 2015
Illinois Supreme Court Hears Arguments in State Pension Case
Click Here to read the article in the State Journal-Register

Mini Briefing 03.11.2015
SUAA Argues Pension Case to the Supreme Court
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Legislative ActionTRACK Report 03.5.2015
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March 3, 2015
HB 403 Hearing Update
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Kanerva Website
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The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the pension reform lawsuit case on March 11, 2015.
Click Here to read the Article in the Herald -News

Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellees State Universities Annuitants
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Legislative ActionTRACK Report 02.20.2015
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Mini Briefing 02.18.2015
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February 18, 2015
2016 Proposed Budget Summary Final
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February 10, 2015
To All SURS University Retirees who are part of the Kanerva Lawsuit:
SUAA's attorneys are still working diligently to significantly reduce the amount of attorneys' fees and costs that might be taken out of the health insurance refunds. Because any member of the class will be paying a portion of their refund towards attorneys' fees the law requires that they be given an opportunity to object. In this case, each member that does not opt-out may file a written objection. We have created a simple online form that you can complete that will generate a written objection to Class Counsel. The form also provides you the opportunity to give SUAA's lawyers your contact information in the event additional support is needed.
Click Here to complete form

February 4, 2015
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February 4, 2015
Governor Rauner's State of the State Address
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Click Here to hear the audio
Click Here to read the transcript

SUAA Mini Briefing 1.30.2015
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Click Here to read Legislative ActionTRACK report 01.29.2015

January 22, 2015
Supreme Court denied all of the Amicus Briefs - one filed by the Attorney General and the 10 in support of the Attorney General. As a result the motion for extension will be denied as moot. Therefore the plaintiff's response brief will only need to address the State's opening brief!
Click Here to read the State Journal Register article

January 14, 2015
Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Senate Bill 1
Click Here to read Amicus Civic Committee Brief
Click Here to read Amicus City of Chicago Brief
Click Here to read Brief Final with Appendix.pdf

SUAA Mini Briefing 12.23.2014
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SUAA Mini Briefing 12.5.2014
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SUAA Mini Briefing 11.21.2014 - SUAA Declares Victory
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Judges Order
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SUAA Mini Briefing 11.20.2014 - Pension Hearing
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SUAA Mini Briefing 11.07.2014
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SUAA Mini Briefing 11.05.2014
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October 14, 2014
SUAA Attorney Aaron Maduff with Pension Lawsuit Update
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October 9, 2014
Judge Will Hear Arguments Next Month That Could Speed Pension Reform Ruling
Click Here to read in the State Journal-Register

SUAA Mini Briefing 10.08.2014
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October 1, 2014
State Halts Insurance Deduction From Pension Checks; Refund Timing Uncertain
Click Here to read in the News-Gazette

October 1, 2014
Senator Luechtefeld's Senate Week in Review
Click Here to read in the Suntimes News.com

September 29, 2014
Postcards from CMS are Being Mailed to Retirees
Click Here to read on the SUAA Blog

September 26, 2014
Eric Madiar: With Illinois' Pension Systems, What's Past is Prologue
Click Here to see News Release

September 26, 2014
History of Pension Funding Shortfall Explored. It's Been Going on Longer Than You Think.
Click Here to see News Release

September 23, 2014
SURS 2015 Board Election
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September 23, 2014
SURS Executive Director Announces Retirement
Click Here to see News Release

September 09, 2014
SUAA Attorney Aaron Maduff with Update on Lawsuit Over Pension Reform
Click Here to see the video on the Illinois Channel

September 09, 2014
SUAA Attorney Aaron Maduff - Pension Lawsuit Update of August 28, 2014
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September 04, 2014

Judge: Insurance ruling will factor into pension reform decision
Click Here to read the article in the State Journal-Register

SUAA Mini Briefing 9.4.2014
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August 28, 2014
Court Rules State Retirees Can Stop Paying Health Insurance Premiums
Click Here to read the Article in the State Journal-Register

SUAA Mini Briefing 8.28.2014 - SUAA Wins Boost to Pension Reform
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State retirees' lawyers to get $1.5 million for work on health insurance case
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Rauner pension fix could backfire, experts warn
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