Storify: Gov. Quinn suspends lawmaker pay over pension reform stalemate

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Gov. Pat Quinn announces the suspension of Illinois legislators’ salaries on Wednesday. | Natasha Korecki~Sun-Times

Gov. Pat Quinn took the drastic step of suspending lawmaker pay – including his own – on Wednesday morning until there is passage of comprehensive pension reform in Illinois.

Political reporter Natash Korecki reported the news via her Twitter feed. Here is how the governor’s short, but blunt message was handed down:

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