In the ongoing battle between Governor Pat Quinn and state workers, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon says she feels caught in the middle.
Simon says she still identifies with public sector workers, because of her years as a university teacher. And she says those workers are already working lean and mean, with very little waste in state agencies, in her view.
But she also acknowledges the need to reduce the state’s mounting pension and debt costs. She says she will keep pushing to make sure that state workers have a voice in any eventual solution to the fiscal crisis.