A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.
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Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.
CHICAGO (AP) Illinois lawmakers are hustling to close loopholes in government pension plans to prevent abuses. They’ve already passed laws changing retirement provisions for future employees. But so far this fall, they’ve been almost silent […]
The Senate voted 37-20 for legislation that would tweak a plan to let power companies raise rates.
Disagreements remain over how to fund payments.
Quinn has repeatedly criticized the spending plan lawmakers sent him, saying it shortchanged many important services. But he cut further.