Pension Committee Will Hold First Meeting Next Week

The bipartisan committee of lawmakers tasked with fixing Illinois’ $97 billion pension crisis will hold its first meeting next week.
The committee has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday morning downtown Chicago.
Gov. Pat Quinn called lawmakers back to Springfield for a special legislative session to address the pension shortfall.
But the House and Senate remained in a stalemate on how fix the problem. Lawmakers voted Wednesday to form the conference committee in hopes its 10 members will be able to come up with a compromise. 
Legislative leaders appointed six Democrats and four Republicans to the committee.
Quinn wants them to report back July 9.
Illinois has the nation’s worst state pension shortfall, due largely to lawmakers skipping or shorting its payments to public-employee retirement funds. (AP)

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4 Responses to Pension Committee Will Hold First Meeting Next Week

  1. Opa says:

    What are the odds that this lot will come up with a plan that is legal, constitutional, fair, and comprehensive? probably ZERO.

  2. Mike says:

    Especially when 8 out of 10 supported the madigan plan which was illegal

  3. Dale Barnstable says:

    My email to have stopped. How do I get them working again? On Jun 21, 2013 3:18 PM, “WUIS – My Source for News” wrote:

    > ** > WUIS – Your Source for News posted: “The bipartisan committee of > lawmakers tasked with fixing Illinois’ $97 billion pension crisis will hold > its first meeting next week. The committee has scheduled a public hearing > for Thursday morning downtown Chicago. Gov. Pat Quinn called lawmakers > back”

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