Pension reform bill among issues during lame duck session

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Time is running out for Illinois lawmakers to pass a pension reform bill before the lame duck session ends.

The state pension system is $96 billion short of what it needs to meet its obligation to current and future retirees.

Republicans and Democrats will have to agree on a way to close the gap without breaking the state’s legal obligation to its current pensioners.

But there are only two days left to find a solution.

The House is meeting again Monday.

The Senate is not in session but will reconvene if a measure is passed in the House.

A new General Assembly will be seated Wednesday.

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  • Kay Blandford

    Here's an idea…..why don't our government leaders take a volunteer pay cut? That's bound to raise millions of dollars……

  • bertha

    Hmm. I know alot of people are against these 2 things. But, legalize medical marijuana, & approve gay marriage. I'm not a fan of either, but it would generate money. Oh yeah, how about those 5 casinos that Quinn shot down. That would help. Why is something soooo easy seem swo hard to just enact. common sense people

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