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Special Session Today To Talk Pensions

Posted by wlpo on August 17, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers are returning to Springfield with instructions to work on the state’s massive pension problem, although there’s no sign that a breakthrough is on the horizon.

Democratic legislative leaders are concentrating on a proposal that would address only part of the problem. Republicans reject that as insufficient, but they also reject a more comprehensive version that gradually shifts some pension costs to schools.

Gov. Pat Quinn called for today’s special session. He says it can be successful if everyone is willing to compromise.

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