Madigan plans new vote on Illinois pension plan | News-Gazette.com

14 Jun

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is planning a fresh vote on his plan to overhaul the public-employee pension system, despite a request by the governor for compromise with the Senate.

Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, filed legislation Wednesday identical to a bill the House approved last month that failed by a wide margin in the Senate.

It doesn’t mention any inclusion of a rival proposal by Senate President John Cullerton, as requested Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn as a compromise way to move forward on fixing the state’s nearly $100 billion shortfall in funding employee pensions. Quinn has called a special session in Springfield for next week to address the issue. More…

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