Quinn Discusses New Pension Plan



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

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