Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Senate President Cullerton Calls Governor's Salary Veto "Unproductive"

Senate President John J. Cullerton issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s actions today:

Lawmakers have worked hard this session. That work included passing a balanced budget, paying off hundreds of millions of dollars in old bills, cutting their own pay and numerous, serious bipartisan efforts to enact comprehensive pension reform.

The governor’s actions today are as unproductive as yesterday’s arbitrary deadline. Responsible leaders know that unworkable demands will only delay progress.

Our efforts on pensions will continue until we’ve reached our goal. In the meantime, the work of the pensions conference committee shouldn't be undermined or deterred by today's or future political 

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