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Madigan waiting on pension vote to be scheduled

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  • Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

      Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's waiting for a vote to be scheduled on a pension overhaul.

But the Chicago Democrat says any pension plan must be "meaningful" in order for him to call it for a vote. He didn't elaborate.

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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 tasked with finding 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.

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