Gov. Pat Quinn, Madigan, Cullerton to meet Tuesday to hash out pension mess

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As the possibility of a special session looms, Gov. Quinn has called a meeting with Democratic leaders of both houses to hash out the pension debacle.

“The Governor plans to meet with the Speaker and the Senate President tomorrow,” said Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson.

Since last week, a special session has been a possibility as Quinn has repeatedly threatened lawmakers that he would not approve of their pet projects — including a casino expansion — if they failed to reach a compromise on pension reform.

“Everything’s on the table, including special session,” Anderson said.

Both houses adjourned prior to Friday’s Midnight session deadline without reaching such a compromise.

The Illinois House adjourned without ever calling a John Cullerton-backed pension reform bill. The state Senate, meanwhile, voted down a Mike Madigan-backed plan.

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