Governor Pat Quinn’s challenger in next year’s Democratic primary is offering a road map that he says could break the logjam over pension reform.
Bill Daley says a pension plan isn’t getting passed because Quinn is not showing enough leadership on the issue. Daley says Quinn and another potential Democratic candidate for governor, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, should make the case that House Speaker Mike Madigan’s pension bill is constitutional.
Daley says Quinn should then threaten to veto any other plan… and pledge to earmark a portion of the savings from Madigan’s plan for education. The governor has said it’s now up to the legislative leaders to reach a deal on pensions.