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Illinois House Committee OKs Pension Commission

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is dumping attempts at a compromise on public-pension reform and instead proposed a commission to recommend fixes to the state's $96 billion problem.  

Quinn and the legislation's sponsor offered a last-ditch effort Tuesday afternoon that contains the extra-legislative commission. A House committee approved the measure 7-2 after a House bill crumbled in the last hours of the Legislature's lame-duck session.  

The change would create an eight-member commission to come up with recommendations by April 30. It could enact those reforms with majority of five votes unless overturned by the Legislature.  Quinn likened the panel to a federal commission formed to close military bases or the former Compensation Review Board that determined lawmakers' salaries. 

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