CHICAGO — A bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers put their support Wednesday behind a new pension reform package that cuts benefits, raises employee contributions, and reduces the state’s burden for funding future teachers’ pensions.

The plan could shave $30 billion off the state’s $95 billion of unfunded pension obligations, supporters said. House Bill 3411 joins a growing list of pension reform legislation introduced during the new session after political divides derailed passage of a plan last year and during a special session early this year.

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