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Elected Officials Call For Vote On Senate Pension Plan

More than two dozen elected officials are calling on House Speaker Michael Madigan to take a vote on the senate’s pension bill.  Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is among those who say the senate plan is the best deal for the state, claiming it represents real pension reform that will stabilize the pension systems and get the state’s finances under control.  The senate plan asks workers to make changes to their retirement package and gives them several options to choose from.   The elected officials say the senate bill is more likely to clear the court for constitutionality.  They’re calling on Madigan to call the bill for a vote during special session tomorrow. 

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