Madigan to Meet with Governor on Pension Reform

Jun 7, 2013

House Speaker Mike Madigan says he will meet with Governor Pat Quinn on Monday to talk about how to fix Illinois' $97-Billion pension crisis.

IL House Speaker Michael Madigan
Credit ilga.gov

Quinn has been trying to meet with Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton since the Legislature adjourned last Friday without a pension deal.     Madigan didn't attend a meeting the governor called Tuesday.  Quinn has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a June 19 special legislative session on pensions. He says he will push legislators every day until then to forge an agreement to fix the worst-in-the-nation pension problem.

Quinn called the special session after Moody's and Fitch both downgraded Illinois' credit rating because of the Legislature's inaction on pension reform.