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September 16, 2014, 10:29 am
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Madigan Changes Pension Reform Plan Last Minute

Another dramatic twist in the pension reform fight at the Capitol.


House Speaker Mike Madigan is now dropping his call to shift pension costs for teachers back to local school districts.


Madigan says Governor Pat Quinn asked him to drop the idea, and while Madigan says he disagrees with Quinn on the issue, he went along with the governor’s request.


The pension shift could have cost District 186 and other local districts millions of dollars, and was opposed by House Republicans.


Setting the idea aside improves the chances of passing other parts of the pension reform package by tonight’s deadline.

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