Final Session for Spring 2013: Pension Reform Still Elusive
The Illinois General Assembly headed into the final hours of the spring legislative session deeply divided over how to address the state’s nearly $100-billion pension crisis.
session deeply divided over how to address the state’s nearly $100-billion pension crisis. On this edition of Illinois Lawmakers, Capitolfax.com editor and publisher Rich Miller leads off our coverage. Host Jak Tichenor then talks one on one with House Speaker Michael Madigan D-Chicago about the showdown with Senate President John Cullerton D-Chicago on competing pension reform plans and concealed carry legislation. Rounding out the program, veteran state Senators William Delgado D-Chicago and Kirk Dillard R-Hinsdale offer their insights into the battle over pension reform, concealed carry, and passing a new state budget for the fiscal year beginning July first.