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Governor Quinn Issues Statement on Critical Need for Pension Reform

SPRINGFIELD--(ENEWSPF)--August 18, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday issued a statement regarding the critical need for comprehensive public pension reform and the General Assembly's inaction.

“Today is a disappointing day for Illinois taxpayers. The only thing standing between our state and pension reform is politics.

"I met with the legislative leaders this morning, and we discussed a number of pension proposals that could be voted on today. I asked them to vote on a proposal that reforms four of the systems and eliminates the unfunded liability, as I have repeatedly advocated.

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