Quinn Scolds Illinois Lawmakers on Pension Problem

MGN Online

MGN Online

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is scolding lawmakers for not meeting sooner to hash out a solution to the state's pension crisis.

Lawmakers from both parties held a first pension conference meeting on Thursday. Quinn said at an unrelated event Thursday that lawmakers shouldn't have taken "their sweet time." The governor says the committee members needed to have new ideas for solving the $97 billion problem. He says they need to stop complaining about his July 9 deadline.

Quinn says failure to act is putting a squeeze on the state budget and taking money away from crucial services like education. He says lawmakers have an obligation to the state's children.

He warned lawmakers that he won't budget from his position and will veto any pension bill that doesn't fully fund the system.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213400901