Governor Pat Quinn says lawmakers need to resolve their differences… quickly… and get back to Springfield soon to finish the job they couldn’t get done during the spring legislative session.
Quinn says the state needs a pension reform plan in order to avoid a potential credit downgrade. A tentative pension plan fell apart this week over the issue of shifting some state costs to local school districts, colleges and universities. Quinn says those groups must have a stake in paying pension costs… and believes a deal can come together this summer.
The governor did not say when he might call a special session and summon the legislature back to Springfield.