Illinois Pension Reform http://wkms.org en IL Pension Panel Split On Proposed Fix http://wkms.org/post/il-pension-panel-split-proposed-fix <p></p><p>The Illinois Legislature&#39;s fall veto session is just a week away, but a committee tasked with the solving the state&#39;s enormous pension problem is divided.</p><p>An Associated Press survey of the 10-member committee found five Democrats support a plan that would save the state $138 billion over 30 years. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:42:02 +0000 The Associated Press 35682 at http://wkms.org IL Pension Panel Split On Proposed Fix 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: Inaction on pension "lets down taxpayers" http://wkms.org/post/quinn-inaction-pension-lets-down-taxpayers <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says lawmakers who didn't send him a pension overhaul bill have let down taxpayers.&nbsp; Quinn set Tuesday as the deadline for a bipartisan pension panel to report back with a plan. That was even as members of the so-called conference committee formed last month called his deadline arbitrary and irresponsible.&nbsp; Quinn says there'll be consequences, but he's declined to say exactly what he'd do.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:56:25 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 32934 at http://wkms.org Quinn: Inaction on pension "lets down taxpayers" Quinn Calls Special Session on Pensions http://wkms.org/post/quinn-calls-special-session-pensions <p></p><p>Illinois lawmakers will return to Springfield June 19 for a special session to solve the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn's announcement of the special session comes as Moody’s Investor Service lowered the state's credit rating from A3 to A2. That’s just three levels above junk status. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:57:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31908 at http://wkms.org Quinn Calls Special Session on Pensions 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