A Few Clouds
75°FA Few CloudsFull Forecast

Quinn touting pension reform in campaign letter

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 11:00 a.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn went without a paycheck for months to make the point that lawmakers needed to pass a pension reform bill. Now he's seeking to make sure the successful effort pays off in his re-election bid.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers (http://bit.ly/ICKYvE ) reports that Quinn's campaign touted the achievement in a newsletter to supporters that includes a link to contribute money.

In the message, Quinn says "the pension crisis was the biggest fiscal challenge Illinois has ever faced and getting this done is a historic win for the people of Illinois."

He goes on to say, "Let's keep moving forward."

The message includes a prominent link allowing readers to contribute money. But campaign spokeswoman Leslie Wertheimer says it was merely a "general update from the governor."

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More News

 

National video

Reader Poll

The seventh annual Whiteside County Barn Tour, featuring 11 barns near Sterling, is July 12-13. Have you ever gone on the tour?
Yes
No, but I plan to go this year
No