Lawmakers Leave Springfield Without Pension Deal


Published on June 1 2012 9:44 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

(Springfield, IL) -- Illinois lawmakers are leaving Springfield without passing a major pension overhaul. They say the issue is too complex and they want to make sure they get it right to avoid a potential legel fight. Governor Quinn says he's meeting with them next week to hash out a deal. Quinn's proposal dishes out nearly $20,000 a day to pay per diem's to each legislator and more than  $20,000 a week for gas mileage.