Politicians routinely use strong language when they talk about the pension crisis. Are there any adjectives left to describe how bad this situation is that we aren’t already desensitized to? Any fear-inspiring idioms or cliches left out? That’s where you come in.
Democratic leaders in the Illinois Legislature said Friday that they would try again to pass a pension-reform plan backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, rejecting a request from Gov. Pat Quinn to form a bipartisan conference committee to solve the state's worst-in-the-nation $97 billion crisis.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is asking lawmakers to approve a plan that has previously stalled in the state senate. He has called legislators back to Springfield next week for a special, one-day session to address pension reform after they adjourned for the summer without sending a bill to the governor’s desk for approval.
After saying he couldn’t reach Illinois’ House Speaker because he doesn’t carry a cell phone, Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday said he finally got in touch with Speaker Michael Madigan. The governor said he’s called a meeting to address pension reform for Monday.