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.
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.