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Gov. pushes back pension reform campaign launch

Published: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has again pushed back the timeline for when he’ll reveal his so-called grass-roots campaign to rally support for an overhaul of Illinois’ pension system.

Lawmakers have failed to come up with a plan to deal with the roughly $85 billion pension funding gap, which is the worst of any state in the country. Quinn has said he’ll push forward with a grass-roots campaign to win public support. The Chicago Democrat said he’ll now wait until after Nov. 6.

His office has said that the campaign will involve the Internet.

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