Illinois General Assembly follows Governor's call

By WEEK Producer

March 7, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A day after Governor Quinn called on the Illinois General Assembly to do something about pension reform, they did do something about pension reform.

An amendment to cap the amount of salary a state pension could be based on passed a test vote in the House.

The cap is at $113,000 a year, the same amount Social Security payments are capped on.

However, that pension cap would only apply to new hires and those whose salary hasn't reached that level yet.

House members rejected two other proposals putting a cap on cost-of-living improvements for ten years, and requiring state workers to contribute more to the pension system.

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