June 6, 2013
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno on news of Governor Quinn’s intent to call for a special session:
“The Governor did call today to tell me his intentions to call a special session. I appreciate the call -- but I’m not sure what dynamics have changed in this pension reform discussion. Clearly there is a rift amongst Democrat leaders. Despite their super majority status, they missed a prime opportunity to enact comprehensive pension reform. We hope that opportunity will still be there now that it will take a supermajority vote in each chamber to pass.
Senate Republicans remain wiling to work on advancing a pension reform plan that substantially solves the problem.”GOP