Michael Madigan http://wkms.org en IL Legislature Set To Fix Pension http://wkms.org/post/il-legislature-set-fix-pension <p></p><p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's prepared to pass a "meaningful" pension reform bill, and he hopes it will happen before the end of the year.</p><p>The Democrat says legislative leaders are waiting for actuaries to crunch numbers on some proposals they're considering.</p><p>The House Personnel and Pensions Committee yesterday approved a measure that lawmakers could amend with a pension deal. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:12:36 +0000 The Associated Press 36372 at http://wkms.org IL Legislature Set To Fix Pension IL Lawmakers Want Quinn's Appeal Rejected http://wkms.org/post/il-lawmakers-want-quinns-appeal-rejected <p></p><p>Illinois&#39; top Democratic legislative leaders are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reject Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s appeal of a lawsuit over legislative pay.</p><p>Quinn halted lawmakers&#39; pay in July until pension reform was achieved. A Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled last month that the move was unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to be sent back pay, with interest. An appeal is being reviewed by the state Supreme Court. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:05:26 +0000 The Associated Press 35566 at http://wkms.org IL Lawmakers Want Quinn's Appeal Rejected IL Pension Deal Uncertain As Veto Session Nears http://wkms.org/post/il-pension-deal-uncertain-veto-session-nears <p></p><p>A proposed solution to Illinois&#39; historic $100 million pension crisis is hanging in the balance as the state Legislature&#39;s October veto session approaches.</p><p>Key Democrats on a pension panel are pushing a plan to save the state $138 billion over the next 30 years, but Republican lawmakers want a number of changes. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:18:29 +0000 The Associated Press 35443 at http://wkms.org IL Pension Deal Uncertain As Veto Session Nears Quinn and Cullerton Meet Over Pensions http://wkms.org/post/quinn-and-cullerton-meet-over-pensions <p>Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton have met to discuss the stalemate over a solution to Illinois' pension crisis, but House Speaker Michael Madigan didn't show up.</p><p>Aides to all three leaders had no details on Tuesday's roughly hour-long meeting in Quinn's Chicago office. Neither Cullerton nor Quinn addressed reporters.</p><p>Both the House and Senate remained deadlocked on a solution to the nearly $100 billion problem.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:18:55 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31869 at http://wkms.org Quinn and Cullerton Meet Over Pensions Quinn says Solving Pension Problem is Imperative http://wkms.org/post/quinn-says-solving-pension-problem-imperative <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says solving the state&#39;s pension problem is imperative, and he&#39;s warned lawmakers not to go anywhere next month.&nbsp; Illinois has eighty-five billion dollars in unfunded liability when it comes to its pension systems.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:29:31 +0000 Associated Press 19448 at http://wkms.org Quinn says Solving Pension Problem is Imperative Top House leaders face off over budget, pensions http://wkms.org/post/top-house-leaders-face-over-budget-pensions <p>The top Democrat and top Republican in the Illinois House traded jabs yesterday in a heated confrontation over state budget issues.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:35:08 +0000 Todd Hatton 18180 at http://wkms.org Top House leaders face off over budget, pensions Madigan drops effort to shift pension costs http://wkms.org/post/madigan-drops-effort-shift-pension-costs <p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he&#39;s dropping his proposal to make state schools and colleges pay employee retirement costs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:31:13 +0000 Todd Hatton 18179 at http://wkms.org Madigan drops effort to shift pension costs Illinois House Panel Approves Pension Overhaul http://wkms.org/post/illinois-house-panel-approves-pension-overhaul <p>A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.&nbsp; A House pension committee approved the bill 6-3 yesterday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 14:34:01 +0000 Associated Press 18166 at http://wkms.org Illinois House Panel Approves Pension Overhaul