Quinn again pushes back launch of pension reform campaign
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Governor has said he'll push forward with a grass-roots campaign to win public support
Gov. Pat Quinn has again pushed back the timeline for when he'll revealed his so-called grassroots 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. Legislators couldn't agree on an approach during an August special session and they won't meet again until after the Nov. election.