Governor Quinn seems to be on board with the pension deal reached by legislative leaders.  He says it meets his standards on eliminating the 100-billion-dollar-pension liability and stabilizing the systems.  Quinn has been pushing for pension reform for more than a year now, and even said he was quote, "put on this earth to get it done."  

But lawmakers have criticized Quinn for not taking a lead on reform.  They say he played politics instead when he slashed their salaries back in July, hoping that would force their hand on passing a bill.  A judge reinstated lawmakers’ salaries a few months later.  Now, a vote on pension reform is in the works and could come as early as Tuesday of next week.

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