Governor Pat Quinn has a new fan club, Illinois’s business community. Quinn got a warm reception from the trade groups representing manufacturers and retail merchants Wednesday as he talked about his efforts to reform pensions and Medicaid.
The head of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association calls Quinn’s plan “bold and innovative.”
Quinn urged the business leaders to press lawmakers to support his cost-cutting efforts.
The governor says the state’s efforts to resolve the budget crisis is getting positive attention from credit-rating agencies like Moody’s.