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Extra: Madigan Makes New Pension Move

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago)

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago)

(Chicago) – Extra: Illinois pension reform today encountered another legislative twist.

Illinois House lawmakers next week may get a chance to vote on Senate President John Cullerton’s pension legislation, Senate Bill 2404 – but with an amendment.

House Speaker Michael Madigan today filed an amendment to Cullerton’s bill, gutting the plan and inserting Madigan’s own pension reform language onto the bill.

According to a top House Democrat, “It will give members an option next week if it gets out of committee.”

The General Assembly returns to Springfield on June 19 for a one-day special session called by Governor Pat Quinn in an attempt to end the pension reform stalemate.

The House Pension committee will meet on June 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Room 114 in the Capitol.

Stay tuned.

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