Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, argues concealed carry gun legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Friday, May 24, 2013, in Springfield Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) ORG XMIT: ILSP110

Pension Reform



Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is planning a fresh vote on his own plan to reform public-employee pensions despite a request from the governor for compromise with the Senate.
 
The Chicago Democrat filed legislation Wednesday identical to a bill the House OK'd last month but failed in the Senate.
 
It doesn't mention a rival proposal by Senate President John Cullerton. Gov. Pat Quinn wants both ideas in one bill in case a court rejects one.
 
Quinn has called the General Assembly into a June 19 special session to deal with the $97 billion pension debt.
 
Madigan has said Quinn's idea for hybrid legislation could be too complicated.
 
The new version delays implementation until June 2014 so it takes fewer votes to pass it.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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