Quinn wants to reform state pensions

March 19, 2010 3:36:46 PM PDT
Governor Quinn says he hopes the General Assembly acts next week to reform state pensions and save the financially strapped state billions of dollars.

The governor made his comments Friday on ABC7's Newsviews where he was Alan Krashesky's guest. He said legislative action is long overdue to adopt pensions that Illinois can afford.

"That's the bottom line. We're here for the public. I think that we can save hundred of millions, really billions of dollars, if we do this in a proper way. I've been very impressed that the unions involving the public, state employees-- the teachers-- have come forward, negotiated. I think we're gonna get something that's meaningful. It'll save taxpayers money, and I hope we can do it this week," said Quinn.