WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Quinn Stops Short of Endorsing Pension Deal

Quinn Stops Short of Endorsing Pension Deal

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says there are "a lot of good ideas" in a pension reform proposal, but he's stopping short of a full endorsement of the deal.

The Chicago says the 10-member committee of lawmakers working on a $138.9 billion savings plan needs to get details finished on the legislation so lawmakers can schedule a vote.  Quinn's says he's seen a number of the plan details and has been "working back and forth" with committee members.

Quinn's Friday remarks follow Senate President John Cullerton's public endorsement of the plan.  The state faces a $100 billion unfunded pension liability due to lawmakers shorting or skipping payments.  Lawmakers say a vote may not happen during the October veto session. But Quinn says the pension crisis is an emergency that shouldn't be postponed.

See other LocalNews news:

Centralia Man Arrested For Role in Central City Meth Lab
Bradley and Former Sandoval Basketball Player Arrested at Peoria Strip Club
Police Beat for Friday, January 30th, 2015
Gov. Rauner Wants Bureaucratic Cuts in Education, Elsewhere
State Board of Education Looking for Summer Food Sites




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo