Brady tells Quinn to be more proactive in pension reform process

By Vanessa Johnson

August 7, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Illinois Pension Reform Conference Committee is set to meet this Friday in Chicago.

Senator Bill Brady of Bloomington is on that committee and was in Peoria Tuesday campaigning for his 2014 gubernatorial run.

Last month, Governor Pat Quinn cut legislators' pay until a solution to the pension crisis is on his desk.

Brady said that move was a grand slam politically, but a distraction to the reform process.

The Republican is advising Quinn take a more proactive leadership approach.

"The governor's gonna have to come out of his box and indicate and lead on what he can support. To just say give me a pension bill on my desk and I'll sign it is ludicrous," Bill Brady, (R) Gubernatorial Candidate.

Bill Brady said Illinois tax payers should expect a reform bill that will save the state $150 billion over the next 30 years and limit the growth of the pensions while not impairing state employee earnings.

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