Pension Reform on the Table

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Published on June 17 2013 2:36 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Lawmakers are headed back to Springfield this week to tackle the pension problem.

They still don't have a deal and, so far, Democrat leaders in the House and Senate aren't willing to compromise on how to get the $97 billion liability under control.

Governor Quinn has suggested they establish a conference committee, which would allow five members of the House and five from the Senate work out a fix.  House Speaker Michael Madigan apparently doesn't like the idea and it appears the House version of pension reform might get another vote in the Senate this week.