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Illinois House quits, no vote on pensions

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House has adjourned its lame-duck session without taking action to solve the state's multibillion pension problem.

 

House Speaker Michael Madigan made the motion to adjourn the chamber Monday just before 5 p.m.

 

Members had expected to vote on a last-ditch attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to save the broken-down pension talks.

 

Quinn proposed setting up a commission that could recommend changes to bridge a $96 billion deficit in public-employee pension accounts. The commission's recommendations by April 30 would have taken effect unless the Legislature voted against them.

 

Top lawmakers feared the move would have been illegal.

 

A new General Assembly will be sworn in Wednesday.


The bill is SB1673

 

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

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