Illinois’ governor wants a vote on pension reform during the fall session. Gov. Pat Quinn says he has met with members of the conference committee on pension reform and believes they’re in a position to put one of the proposals before them into a bill, and wants to see that bill introduced during the fall veto session. "I think the opportunity is now and we should not miss this opportunity,” said Quinn.
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Quinn also responded to a comment by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) that the state’s pension crisis isn’t really a crisis. The governor says the state’s pension liability, growing at a rate of $5 million a day, makes it a matter of grave importance. If lawmakers are to vote on a pension reform proposal they’ll have one less day to so. Both the House and Senate cancelled their session for Thursday.