pension overhaul http://northernpublicradio.org en Roll Call And Reaction To Pension Overhaul Passage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/roll-call-and-reaction-pension-overhaul-passage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers approved cuts to state employee pensions Tuesday. The move comes after years of stalemate over how to address the worst-funded pension plans of any state.</span></p><div>Democratic Governor Pat Quinn immediately declared victory and says he'll sign it into law, while labor unions promise a court challenge.&nbsp;</div><p></p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:49:52 +0000 WNIJ & Susan Stephens 39929 at http://northernpublicradio.org Roll Call And Reaction To Pension Overhaul Passage Quinn Asks State Supreme Court To Appeal Ruling http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-asks-state-supreme-court-appeal-ruling <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is seeking a direct appeal to the state&#39;s high court, as he tries to withhold legislators&#39; pay.</p><p>Quinn vetoed legislators&#39; salaries because he says they don&#39;t deserve it until they&#39;ve passed a pension overhaul.</p><p>But a lower court ruled that&#39;s unconstitutional.</p><p>In a brief that asks the Illinois Supreme Court to hear the case, the Quinn administration argues that it is too early for the judiciary to intervene with his veto because the General Assembly never took a vote attempting to override him.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:59:12 +0000 WNIJ 37068 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Asks State Supreme Court To Appeal Ruling Illinois Senate Approves Pension Overhaul http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senate-approves-pension-overhaul <p></p><p>The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems. It comes a week after the House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts. Fri, 10 May 2013 10:09:06 +0000 WNIJ news 29646 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Senate Approves Pension Overhaul