Quinn: Pension fix first, casinos later

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casinoGovernor Pat Quinn says he won’t sign a bill expanding gambling in Illinois until the state fixes its pension mess.

With less than two weeks remaining in the spring legislative session, lawmakers are debating two separate plans to reduce the state’s near $100 billion pension debt by reducing future benefits.

Quinn says, until that work is finished, any talk of adding new casinos or slot machines will have to wait.

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