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Illinois now has -- worst credit rating of any state in America primarily because of 100 billion dollars in unfunded public employee pension liabilities.
Springfield imposed huge tax increases.
A big reason that unemployment here is also the worst in the midwest.
But after years of debate they failed to -- pension reform.
Leading to this today from the governor.
-- statements of legislators and all salary of legislators.
Is removed in this fiscal year holding his line item veto message Pat Quinn said members of the general assembly would collect no more tax dollars.
Until they solve the pension crisis.
He said it's frightening companies and jobs away from Illinois and is now forcing cut.
Acts in public schools every day that the pension liability grows.
Up until now legislators have -- that -- a pay.
Win one surprising support from a frequent critic house speaker Michael manic.
We issued a statement I understand his frustration I am hopeful his strategy works.
Powerful Madigan seemed to -- he would not allow his house to override -- paycheck veto.
The speaker's daughter -- attorney general Lisa Madigan hinted it might violate the state constitution's ban on unilaterally cutting the pay of elected officials.
The governor's actions -- a series of constitutional and procedural issues that have never been resolved by the courts we are studying them.
Others -- -- the governor's paycheck veto was simply a bad idea there's no reason.
He you should expect -- -- consensus on a pension bill.
Because when -- with whole in ourselves it just doesn't accepts the chairman of the general -- latest committee on pension reform told fox 32 news tonight that he believes up package could finally be ready for enactment by mid August.
Mike -- fox 32 news.
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