Governor Pat Quinn may have rebuffed legislators' efforts at finding a pension solution and cancelled their pay. But lawmakers key to negotiations are continuing talks anyway. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:
When the Governor cut legislators' salaries as a sort of punishment for their not passing a measure to bring down the state's pension costs, he didn't pick and choose. There was no mercy for legislators who had voted for controversial pension plans - including one Quinn had supported - but which didn't fully advance. Nor did he make an exception for the legislators who've attended countless meetings as part of special panels formed by the Governor.