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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER IS URGING DEMOCRATS TO GET ON BOARD WITH A STATE AND CITY OF CHICAGO PENSION REFORM DEAL. 
 
THE PLAN OFFERS NEW PENSION OPTIONS FOR STATE, SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS LAWMAKERS. IT ALSO INCLUDES A ONE TIME PAYMENT OF 215 MILLION DOLLARS TO CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR TEACHER PENSIONS SAYS GOVERNOR RAUNER.
 
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS SEVERAL HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL SUPPORT THE PROPOSAL AND WANTS DEMOCRATS TO DO THE SAME.
 
 
SENATE DEMOCRATS AND CHICAGO LEADERS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THIS IS ONLY A TEMPORARILY SOLUTION FOR CHICAGO SCHOOLS. SEVERAL HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE PLEDGED TO PUT VOTES ON THE PACKAGE AND RAUNER IS URGING DEMOCRATS TO AGREE AS WELL.

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