Springfield, Illinois Gov’t Extends Civil Union Benefits After Controversy
Civil unions have been in effect in Illinois for more than a year and a half, but the City of Springfield has finally worked out how it will approach benefits for civil union spouses.
After more than a year of controversy, the City of Springfield has voted to extend benefits for civil unions.
The news comes after months of back and forth over the city’s benefits plan.
The Joint Labor/Management Health Care Committee had initially voted not to extend the benefits, citing an actuarial project that the move would cost $725,000. The committee said that the vote was legal because the city is self-insured.
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