Friday, April 11, 2014

Quinn Open Minded About Pension Reform Law

“The first face-to-face meeting of the general election campaign featured Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn likened his opponent to a “virus” who attacks union rights and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner countering that the governor repeatedly had misled teachers, taxpayers and school children. The joint appearance Friday at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association presented challenges for both candidates.

Quinn faced an audience of teachers union representatives whose retirement benefits he just cut by signing a pension bill. The union is now suing the governor to try to overturn the new law. Seeking to heal the rift, Quinn said he was “open minded” about seeking a stay of the law until it worked its way through the courts.” READ MORE

Title: “Quinn, Rauner scrap on education in first debate”
Authors: Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
Source: Chicago Tribune
Date Published: April 11, 2014

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