Pension Disappointment



Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers who didn't send him a pension overhaul bill have let down Illinois taxpayers.

The Chicago Democrat set Tuesday as a deadline for a bipartisan pension panel to report back with a plan. That was even as members of the so-called conference committee formed last month called his deadline arbitrary and irresponsible.

Quinn says there'll be consequences for lawmakers. He's declined to say exactly what he'd do.

There is the possibility that Quinn could cut legislative salaries from a budget bill he hasn’t signed yet. If he doesn't sign it, the comptroller won't be able to issue paychecks to numerous state employees.

Quinn's spokeswoman would only say the governor is reviewing the bill.

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

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