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View Diary: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election chances look meager, according to PPP's new poll (84 comments)

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    divineorder, DownstateDemocrat

    Next week the state legislature is meeting to work on pensions, with rumors all over the place at present.  Quinn cannot win if the state employee unions turn against him, which is possible at present--and my union is very actively calling for us to be involved in the process (write, email, call, etc).  

    The various proposals will have devastating long-term consequences for current and future retired state employees.  The problem was created by both republicans and democrats, but the party holding the bag when it explodes will get most of the blame.

    You can get some idea of the cuts to pensions being discussed here:
    http://suaa.org/...

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