|Intro:||One Missouri Senator agrees the former Illinois Governor should have lost his pension.|
Wrap: Republican Senator Jason Crowell says it's only fair.
|Description: "If a politician is found guilty of a crime, they shouldn't keep their pension."|
The Cape Girardeau Senator sponsored the Missouri bill in 2007 that prevents any elected official from collecting pension if convicted of a felony involving office funtions.
He says state-elected officials have no right to collect pension if they break the law.
|Description: "If you lose office because of something you did that is illegal in office, you will lose your pension as well. That was affirmed by a Constitutional amendment that the Missouri voters passed I believe two years ago."|
The Supreme Court ruled former Illinois Governor George Ryan, Sr. to forfeit his full pension Wednesday.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.