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Governor Launches Pension Grassroots Campaign

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn has launched a website that outlines the history of public pensions, its problems and ways to discuss solutions through social media.

It’s part of Quinn’s long-awaited campaign to build support for an overhaul to Illinois’ pension systems. It’s called the “Thanks in Advance” campaign, which is supposed to be a message from the next generation to today’s politicians.

The website includes pictures of young children and a video, along with links to Twitter and Facebook. The website says there’ll be online town hall meetings on the issue.

Lawmakers have failed to come up with a plan to deal with the roughly $85 billion funding gap, which is the worst of any state. Legislators meet this month.

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