Quinn Says No Pension Reform, No Pay


Published on July 10 2013 2:06 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says lawmakers aren't getting paid until they pass a pension reform bill.

Quinn says he's tried everything to get lawmakers to see the urgent need for reform.  He's called for special sessions, working groups, special studies and even the current conference committee designed to come up with a bill.  Quinn wanted the committee to pass a bill by yesterday, but he said they shrugged off the importance and missed their deadline.  Quinn had warned there would be consequences if they missed the deadline.

Lawmakers will have to go back to Springfield to override Quinn's budget veto in order to reinstate their pay.  Quinn also won't accept a check until pension reform is done.