Illinois lawmakers have repeatedly missed Governor Pat Quinn's deadlines for fixing the state’s pension systems, so he is using his veto power to prevent legislators from getting paid.
The leader of a special legislative panel formed to come up with a solution to Illinois’ pension crisis said there's no way to meet the governor’s July 9 deadline.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn had harsh words for the pension conference committee that met in Chicago Thursday.
State Representative Jil Tracy (R- Quincy) is calling the pension reform conference committee formed by the Illinois General Assembly's special session "a last ditch effort."
State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) will serve on a committee charged with addressing the state's looming pension liability, which is an estimated $97 billion.