Illinois Gov. Quinn Wants Public Employees to Pay More, Work Longer

Gov. Pat Quinn's attempt to wipe out the $83 billion pension shortfall drew immediate criticism from organized labor and qualified praise from Democratic and Republican lawmakers. But questions also surfaced about whether a cost-shifting plan for suburban teacher pensions will lead to local property tax increases and if Quinn can persuade enough state workers to sign on to realize the savings.
April 23, 2012
 

Gov. Pat Quinn's attempt to wipe out the $83 billion pension shortfall drew immediate criticism from organized labor and qualified praise from Democratic and Republican lawmakers. But questions also surfaced about whether a cost-shifting plan for suburban teacher pensions will lead to local property tax increases and if Quinn can persuade enough state workers to sign on to realize the savings.

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