Quinn aims to persuade Republicans to vote for pension borrowing plan

November 29, 2010

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Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn greets diners at Manny's Deli

Illinois legislators return to Springfield this week as the fall veto session continues. One key issue facing the state senate is a plan to borrow $4 billion for the pension system.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn says he's trying to get Republicans to support for the plan. "I believe that we'll have the votes for everything we need to do but we're putting together the program now - a plan - and we like to talk to everyone," Quinn said.

Some Republican leaders have resisted the borrowing plan, saying it would put the state in a deeper financial hole. The Illinois House narrowly passed the bill in the spring.