Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a plan Friday that would fix the state's looming pension problem but many lawmakers aren't confident that the measure will get enough votes to pass during a special session later this week. Quinn's plan calls for another vote on S.B. 1, a measure that passed the House but failed miserably in the Senate earlier this year.
In order to pass the bill, legislators would have to find an additional twenty votes and State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon says he isn't sure if that's possible.
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The unfunded pension liability grows by $17 million each day which Kay says makes this the most pressing matter in the state. Legislators will gather in Springfield to consider the plan and discuss pension reform on Wednesday.