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Illinois lawmakers briefed on pension deal
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' legislative leaders briefed other lawmakers Friday on details of a breakthrough agreement for solving the state's $100 billion pension crisis, leaving them four days to study the plan before facing a vote that could be crucial for the state's financial condition and their own re-election plans.Continued ...
GOP governor candidates mostly quiet on pensions
CHICAGO (AP) — While an agreement on a pension reform deal comes as a boost to Gov. Pat Quinn's bid for re-election, most Republicans seeking his job are hedging their reactions to navigate politically tricky waters.Continued ...
GOP leaders: Illinois pension fix could come soon
CHICAGO (AP) — The top two Republicans in the Illinois Legislature said Tuesday they're hopeful their Democratic counterparts will soon have a plan to address the state's $100 billion pension crisis — a fix that could get a vote next week if enough lawmakers signal they will vote yes.Continued ...
Illinois House to convene next week on pensions
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois House lawmakers are expected to gather in Springfield next week to approve a possible solution to the state's roughly $100 billion pension crisis.Continued ...
Illinois with Obama on insurance cancellation fix
CHICAGO (AP) — After a week of consideration, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration announced Friday that Illinois will allow the one-year extension of existing health insurance plans proposed by President Barack Obama.Continued ...
Unions plan 'emergency days' to lobby lawmakers
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois' biggest public employee unions are planning a concerted lobbying push to oppose a developing plan to deal with the state's $100 billion pension crisis.Continued ...
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