Amanda Kass Quoted In Fact-Check Story On Erika Harold

Fact Check on Erika Harold

Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association fact-check story on Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold. A Harold campaign ad claims a 2014 bill, which aimed to assist two of Chicago’s pension funds for city workers, sponsored by her Democratic opponent, state Sen. Kwame Raoul and House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “scheme.” “The sponsors were acting in response to the city’s request to change the state law,” said Kass. “Everybody recognized the city’s contributions were too low.”