Governor Pat Quinn has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to pension reform… he says any plan sent to him by lawmakers must erase the state’s pension debt and provide 100-percent for public pension systems.
Quinn delivered the ultimatum in an op-ed piece that appeared in several Illinois newspapers Tuesday. The governor’s demand appears to be an attempt to deter a legislative conference committee from adopting the plan put forward by Senate President John Cullerton and public sector unions. Cullerton’s plan does not meet either criteria.
Quinn wants that committee to devise a plan for a final legislative vote by July 9th.