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Madigan awaits pension details
Madigan awaits pension details

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — He did not give many details, but Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan says a pension solution has to be a “meaningful” one before he’ll put it to a vote. Madigan spoke to reporters Sunday following a slating of Democratic candidates. He serves as the state party’s chairman. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton had each backed competing pension plans earlier in the year. An impasse led to the formation of a committee to find a solution to the $100 billion shortfall. Madigan and Cullerton sued Gov. Pat Quinn for halting lawmakers’ pay over pension inaction. A judge is expected to rule soon. Madigan says they’ll likely appeal the case if the ruling doesn’t go their way.