Biss plan for retirement savings approved (Evanston Now)

By Bill Smith

Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) designed to create a workplace retirement savings program for 2.5 million Illinois workers has been approved by the state Senate and House.

What's called the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program, the first of its kind in the nation, passed the House Tuesday. The Senate, which first passed the measure in April, voted Wednesday to adopt several House amendments.

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