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GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SAYS HE AND LAWMAKERS ARE UP AGAINST THE GUN TO GET PENSION REFORM DONE IN ILLINOIS.

GOVERNOR QUINN SAYS HE WILL MEET WITH LEGISLATIVE LEADERS IN THE COMING WEEK TO TRY AND REACH A COMPROMISE ON A COMPREHENSIVE PENSION REFORM PACKAGE. HE SAYS HOW THEY PROCEEDS EFFECTS THE STATE’S FINANCES…AND IT’S CREDIT RATING.

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WITH BOND AGENCIES CLOSELY WATCHING ILLINOIS…TO SEE IF ACTION IS TAKEN ON PENSION REFORM…AND STATE FINANCES SO DIRE…GOVERNOR QUINN SAYS THERE IS A LOT RIDING ON REACHING A COMPROMISE.

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GOVERNOR QUINN SAYS HE WILL MEET WITH LEGISLATIVE LEADERS NEXT WEEK TO TRY AND REACH A DEAL. HE SAYS HE THINKS SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE BENEFITS THEY NEGOTIATE WITH TEACHERS…BUT THE PROBLEM WILL BE FINDING A WAY TO DO THAT EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON.

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