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Illinois Governor Hints at Special Session for Pensions

Gov. Pat Quinn hinted Tuesday that he may summon lawmakers back to Springfield again this summer to take up public employee pension reform, saying next month's State Fair would provide an ideal time for legislators to work on the issue while also having a little fun.
July 24, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn hinted Tuesday that he may summon lawmakers back to Springfield again this summer to take up public employee pension reform, saying next month's State Fair would provide an ideal time for legislators to work on the issue while also having a little fun.

The suggestion comes nearly two weeks after Quinn suspended lawmakers' pay after they failed to send him a pension overhaul bill, something the governor has sought unsuccessfully for nearly two years. Quinn said lawmakers seem to have "focused a little more" since then but made it clear he intends to keep up the pressure.

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