Pension reform priority for general assembly

By WEEK Producer

October 12, 2013 Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 10:08 PM CDT

ILLINOIS -- As the Illinois general assembly prepares to enter the fall veto session, pension reform is at the top of their to-do list.

The general assembly will be tackling marriage equality, the budget and tax credits for businesses.
State Senator Jason Barickman says whether the political leaders get those done is unclear at this point.
"Unfortunately the people that broke the system like Speaker Madigan who has been in the office for 40 years, he led the efforts to borrow from the pension fund and to fail to pay them," said Barickman. "He's the guy that has the power at the end of the day to fix the system. We all want to work with him we all want to see a solution but at the end of the day it's up to Madigan, Cullerton and Quinn whether or not they want to see real reform."
The Illinois general assembly fall veto session begins on October 22nd.

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