In his State of the State address last week, Governor Pat Quinn endorsed Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s plan for cutting Illinois’ pension costs. But it’s unclear how tied Quinn is to the plan. Quinn has a reputation for changing his mind, and since the state’s pension debt has taken the center state at the capitol, the governor has backed a variety of proposals and competing ideas.
Amanda Vinicky continues yesterday’s conversation with the Senate President. She started out asking asked him how important Quinn’s position is to lawmakers as they debate the pension issue.