NewsViews: Governor Pat Quinn

June 25, 2012 1:53:23 PM PDT
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joins us on this NewsViews to discuss pension reform, Medicaid cuts, prison closures and more.

The auditor general said on Thursday that Illinois' overall budget deficit topped $43 billion last year.

The unfunded pension liability stands at $85 billion and it just keeps growing.

Lawmakers didn't work out a deal for pension reform during the spring session and a meeting on Thursday failed to reach an agreement. Governor Quinn called it an "emergency."