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Lawmakers are tackling the state's massive pension problem when they head back to Springfield for special session next week.  Governor Pat Quinn says the 83-billion dollar pension liability is taking away from other vital services.  

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Quinn says fixing the pension systems is less about government and more about the people of Illinois.

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The state senate approved a measure restructuring pension payouts for legislators.  They want the House to act on that proposal but Quinn says all the systems need to be reformed.  Comprehensive reform hit a stalemate when lawmakers couldn't agree on a cost shift proposal that would've put a bigger burden on downstate and suburban communities.  Both the House and Senate will be in session on August 17th.

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