Quinn, legislative leaders hold pension emergency meeting

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Gov. Pat Quinn called an emergency meeting of Illinois legislative leaders Friday to come up with a plan to solve the state’s pension crisis.

Quinn met with House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton,  House Minority Leader Tom Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno.

No agreement was announced, but once again Quinn urged the leaders to work out their differences over competing bills and pass a bill to he can sign it.

The leaders said they would try again to pass Madigan’s bill in the Senate.

The measure got 16 yes votes during the session and will need 36 during next week’s special session.

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  • Ismael

    I don't think these crooks will do something worthwhile. They have juicy pensions waiting for Them when They decide to retire courtesy of Us stupid tax payers. Chicagoans get these crooks out of office and elect decent people to our government. Chicago and Crook county elected Quinn.

  • Diane

    Anyone who has been following the ups and downs of the Illinois pension crises knows what going on in Springfield. Quinn keeps saying " Lets get together and find something new that hasn't been proposed yet " If you connect the dots you know perfectly damn well what hasn't been on the table yet.

    The song and dance comes down to this. They are going to switch public employees to the Obama Health Care Plan so the state doesn't have to cover health insurance for teachers and public employees (and those who retire before age 65, pre-Social Security eligible).

    California is on the same page. Since teachers and most public employees who belong to unions originally supported President Obama heath care plan , Springfield believes they will put up the least resistance to switching over to Obamacare. Thus the pension burden still falls on Illinois tax payers but now its thru a federal tax plan.

    • retiredinaz1

      Most Illinois Teachers will opt for plan B….and that being NOT taking the gov't health care and instead keep the 3% cost of living annual increase…..just watch.