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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that he is suspending pay for legislators until comprehensive public pension reform is passed.
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A pension deal worked out between Senate President John Cullerton and state employee unions was approved in committee, and now moves on to the full Senate.
A different pension proposal backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan recently passed the Illinois House of Representatives.
The state’s pension system is nearly $100 billion in debt.
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