Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Pension cuts postponed in Illinois Legislature

The top Republican in the Illinois House says he’s shelving legislation to rein in ballooning government pension costs.  

Republican House Minority Leader Tom Cross says he consulted with Governor Pat Quinn before concluding the measure couldn’t pass before the General Assembly ended its spring session. He says Quinn will soon call lawmakers back to try again.  Legislators were on the verge of addressing two other financial problems. They approved a 2 point 7 billion dollar plan to shore up Medicaid earlier in the session, and they began sending pieces of a spare new budget to the governor last night.