CHICAGO (AP) -- 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."