Quinn releases new Illinois pension video

December 13, 2012

The Associated Press

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has released another video as part of his new online campaign to get Illinoisans excited about pension reform.

The video released Thursday features a group of elementary school children listening to a pension presentation. The children become increasingly bored before deciding they need a lobbyist to represent them. The video is one of two parts. It's titled "Kids Don't Have Lobbyists."

Quinn says in a statement that children have a lot at stake. He says the state's pension obligations have meant deep cuts in early childhood education, after-school programs and college grants over the last decade.

Quinn launched the pension video series last month with a cartoon orange python named "Squeezy."

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