A special group of state lawmakers holds their first public meeting today to figure out a way to fix Illinois’ 100 billion dollar pension problem.
The six democrats and four republicans on the conference committee covered mostly old ground today.
They point out $17 million dollars is lost for every day the pension issue isn’t solved.
The panel was created during a special session.
Governor Quinn wants the legislators to hammer-out a compromise bill by July 9th.
The group’s next hearing is scheduled for July 3rd.