Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Quinn Wants Lawmakers Back For Pensions In August
Gov. Pat Quinn wants lawmakers to address pension reform when they return to Springfield in August. The House will return, but the Senate will probably send its regrets. Speaker Michael Madigan has scheduled House lawmakers to convene Aug. 17 in Springfield to vote on expelling indicted Rep. Derrick Smith. It would be the first expulsion from that chamber since 1905.But Senate President John Cullerton has no plans to convene the Senate, his spokesman told the Associated Press.
Quinn’s spokeswoman, Brooke Anderson, did not respond to a request for comment Monday, but Quinn said during a public appearance Friday that he would like to see lawmakers address pensions when they convene in August. “I think that’s a good time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on the pension issue,” he said.
Aug. 17 is the final Friday of the Illinois State Fair. Aug. 15 is Governor’s Day, or Democrat Day, and Aug. 16 is Republican Day – both of which draw elected officials and politicians to Springfield from all over the state for at least a day.
You can read Jayette's full report at: http://watchdog.org/43135/il-quinn-wants-lawmakers-to-address-pensions-in-august/
In the pic: Pols might work in a little pension reform after they cool down from the Illinois State Fair.