News Coverage: Pat Quinn


June 07, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

State pension talks stalled

Progress on pension reform proved elusive Wednesday as Democratic and Republican legislative leaders huddled with Gov. Pat Quinn to try to reach consensus on how to reform the state's vastly underfunded employee retirement systems.

  • Governor, Legislative Leaders Still Divided On Pension Reform [CBS Chicago]
  • Quinn holds summit for pension reform []

May 18, 2012 @ 9:29 AM

News links: Topinka ties cigarette tax increase to casino expansion

lllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she'll support Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to raise cigarette taxes, with one condition—that it's accompanied by new slot machines and a Chicago casiono 

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May 17, 2012 @ 9:07 AM

IL House undoes Quinn's childcare cuts

The Illinois House yesterday voted to restore funding to child-care programs cut by Gov. Pat Quinn by diverting federal money from other programs.

If the Senate approves, the legislation would provide $73.6 million to pay for Department of Human Services programs that provide child healthcare to low-income families.

May 11, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

Quinn to sign bill requiring government retirees to pay insurance premiums

Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to sign a bill requiring state government employees to begin contributing toward their health-insurance premiums, despite backlash from some labor groups.

The state Senate yesterday voted 31-20 to approve the measure, says the Sun-Times. It was approved earlier this week by the House. 

May 10, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

House grants Quinn authority to set state retiree health premiums

The Illinois House yesterday approved Gov. Pat Quinn's plan requiring state government retirees to pay health insurance premiums.

The measure wold give the governor the authority to determine how much retirees pay for their health insurance, and establish a sliding scale based on a retiree's financial situation, the Herald & Review reports. Read more...

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