Local legislators react to Quinn’s budget proposal
Gov. Pat Quinn challenged lawmakers Wednesday to pass comprehensive pension reform immediately, but at least two local legislators doubt that would solve the state’s budget squeeze.
The state is facing a $97 billion unfunded pension liability, which Quinn said grows $17 million a day. But pension reform isn’t a magic bullet, said state Rep. Robert Pritchard, R-Hinckley.
“That liability doesn’t go away the instant we pass something,” Pritchard said.
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