CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says there are "a lot of good ideas" in a pension reform proposal, but he's stopping short of a full endorsement of the deal.
The Democrat says the panel working on a $138.9 billion savings plan needs to get details finished on the legislation so lawmakers can schedule a vote.
Quinn's says he's seen a number of the plan details and has been "working back and forth" with committee members.
Quinn's remarks follow Senate President John Cullerton's public endorsement of the plan.
Lawmakers say a vote may not happen during the October veto session. But Quinn says the pension crisis is an emergency that shouldn't be postponed.
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