Cross looking for more progress, public engagement on pensions

Cross looking for more progress, public engagement on pensions

The Illinois House Republican leader said he hopes to see some progress soon on what he calls the state's biggest financial issue in years.

Tom Cross said he thinks Governor Pat Quinn is doing what he can to resolve the $97 billion pension crisis and said it's disappointing that the House and Senate haven't been able to reach a solution.

Cross added that the general public needs to start being more engaged with the pension crisis.

Cross also said people should call their lawmakers and encourage them to accept whatever compromise is reached on the pension reform, because he said something is better than nothing.

Cross made the comments Thursday on the NewsTalk 1400 WDWS Morning Show.

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Sid Saltfork wrote on June 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Evidently; Cross does not consider the thousands of retired state, and university employees as "the general public".  They have been contacting their legislators to do the moral, legal, and right thing.   Cross must mean the conservative media, and public employee haters as "the general public".  

May all Illinois politicians, past and present, roast in Hades with broken backs.

midwestmomforlife1 wrote on June 21, 2013 at 7:06 am

Pension destruction - lets get the label correct.  Cross places himself as the poster person for this effort and asks for opinions?  My opinion is that now he assumes the responsiblity for breaking these state promises and impoverishing an entire generation of citizens who worked hard believing they righfully earned what was promised.  Or has he decided that this generation does not contain the people from whom he wishes to hear?