Addressing pension reform and its impact on the state's fiscal health continues to be the focus of most lawmakers as they get ready to return to Springfield for the Lame Duck Session. It depends on who you talk to as to what is the best way to address Illinois' budget woes. There is across the board agreement, however, that it is a topic that won't go away.
Glen Carbon Republican Dwight Kay (pictured) says any real progress will require a change in the way business is done at the Statehouse. But all was not gloom and doom at the Capital in 2012. Kay points to some personal favorite moments.
The House will be in session January 6-8, while the Senate is at the State Capital today through Friday.