SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** LIVE *** Pension reform conference committee

Monday, Jul 8, 2013

* Festivities are expected to begin at 3 o’clock. Click here or here for audio and video.

* Tribune

Pension negotiators acknowledged last week that the deadline would be blown, saying more time was needed to crunch numbers and find a consensus. Quinn on Monday warned there would be “consequences” for their lack of action but wouldn’t say specifically what they might be.

Quinn brushed aside suggestions that their dismissal of his time frame represented a lack of respect for his office.

“I don’t feel any kind of disrespect, I have the respect of the people of Illinois,” Quinn said.

Yeah, about 30 percent or so of the people, if the polls are right.

* ScribbleLive

- Posted by Rich Miller        


18 Comments
  1. - RNUG - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:58 pm:

    Skip the diminishment plans, figure out how to pay the bill that is already owed and can’t be negated.

    Anything else is a waste of time.


  2. - Kathryn - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    Quinn is delusional thinking people respect him. Does anyone get tired of him referring to “the people”. Public employees are people too. I will be glad when he loses the 2014 election.


  3. - Norseman - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:52 pm:

    Stermer’s testimony is a waste of everybody’s time. They should have let Fortner continue or go on to others.


  4. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:59 pm:

    –Raoul: tells Stermer he’s been good to work with thus he regrets it’s he who’s testifying at pension committee, not the Governor himself.–

    Why? Does Quinn have some sort of pull in the General Assembly?

    Why even pretend that? This is between the House and the Senate and they’re going to have to work it out.


  5. - Observer - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:03 pm:

    Gov. Quinn is pretty closed minded. He only repeats HIS ajgenda instead of.listening and observing new options. Sadly, he doesn’t care about the employees of this State.


  6. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:06 pm:

    Amen, RNUG.
    This group burnt a lot of daylight on clearly non-workable ideas, including that gem from the Uni’s (1/2 of CPI COLA is not a diminishment if enough professors say so.)


  7. - Norseman - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    It’s sad to see someone the quality of Jerry Stermer ruining his credibility covering the behind of Quinn the incompetent.


  8. - LincolnLounger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    I thought Quinn was “put on this Earth” to solve the pension problem — yet he cannot even attend a meeting? Troubling.


  9. - Norseman - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    Once again, we have the administration putting out the lie that this is about saving the benefits of state workers. This is about Squeezy making budgeting more problematic.


  10. - boat captain - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:48 pm:

    I have a new respect for Sen Raoul after watching him in the CC today. Quinn should have been there instead of pointing fingers and making deadlines. He has made the comment several times that he is willing to work night and day, and yet does not show up at the CC when invited. It is more than troubling. Instead of doing the work he should be doing he is already campaigning for 2014. Sad.


  11. - Rudy - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:51 pm:

    Would there even be a conference committee meeting this summer if Quinn hadn’t insisted on it?


  12. - concern1 - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:10 pm:

    Where is the mightyless Quinn? Hiding his head in the sand in Chicago like always….by him saying he has the respect of the people of Illinois just shows how out of touch he is…we DO NOT RESPECT YOU!!!!!!!!


  13. - RNUG Fan - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:13 pm:

    AA That was just a couple of U of I profs. UPI part of IFT represents most profs in state but not UIUC and it is very much against the Presidents Proposal and the cost shift


  14. - Makandadawg - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:18 pm:

    Testimony from Ty Fahner all the way to Rich Whitney. Does this committee really have any idea of what to do?


  15. - Spliff - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:28 pm:

    Lisa filed her A-1


  16. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 7:24 pm:

    Fan, good point. I really meant to type “Presidents” not “Professors.”


  17. - DoubleD - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 7:34 pm:

    Thank the powers that were in office during the last Constitutional Convention that they had the foresight to protect from the greedy money grabbing politicians that would want to grab our money…and the Gov should stay in the corner and let the big boys figure this out because it is, as most things are, out of his league.


  18. - Andrew Szakmary - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 10:53 pm:

    The U of I Professors who came up with the Universities Plan are, in my humble opinion, a small group of extreme conservatives with a radical right-wing agenda. They do not represent the majority of faculty, other employees or retires covered by SURS. As far as I know, University employees who would be affected by the plan have never voted on it, and if presented with evidence of how it would diminish their earned, vested pension benefits most would strongly oppose it.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Monday
* The Pat Quinn rehab tour continues
* Question of the day
* IML, firefighters unite on "public duty rule"
* Nuclear Energy: Vital for Illinois’ Clean Power Plan Goals
* Tackling opioid overdoses
* Why didn't Hastert's secret come out sooner?
* A silly idea
* AG Madigan wants GA to eliminate statute of limitations for felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children
* Caption contest!
* A very weird and specific law applies only to one county clerk
* Today's quotable
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Twitter’s dysfunctional Wall Street relationship
* Setting up the fingerprint scanner on the HTC 10
* Samsung Gear 360 Manager app now available for select Galaxy devices
* YouTube for web may soon get Material Design overhaul
* LG K530 and K535 could be new additions to the budget-friendly K-series
* Best screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
* AnyMote Home review

* White Sox rally late for wild win over Orioles
* Eaton's fine bunt puts winning rally in motion
* White Sox rally late for wild win over Orioles
* Ventura ejected after arguing over slide rule
* Sale eyeing 6-0 start in series finale against O's
* White Sox rally late for wild win over Orioles
* White Sox rally late for wild win over Orioles

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* The Sunday Spin Full Show 5/1/16: Jeff Coen, Se.....
* Chicago Police Officers Pay Tribute To Fallen C.....
* For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot.....
* Pilot Program to Reduce Backlog of Administrati.....
* Graduated tax good idea for Illinois, experts s.....


* Chicago Democrat's law firm helps Trump hotel get tax breaks
* Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident
* Lacrosse championships coming after team benchmarks met
* Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case
* Offer to restore power at shuttered state park rejected
* For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree
* U of Illinois reaches agreement with non-tenured faculty
* Disbarred Naperville attorney gets 4-plus years for scheme
* Review finds police shooting of mentally ill man justified
* Naperville must spend $2.5M on handicap accessibility

* For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree
* Constitutional amendments face a deadline this week
* Local groups counting on stopgap funding plan
* Local groups serving autistic children, others counting on stopgap state funding plan
* Constitutional amendments face a deadline this week at Statehouse
* Normal's Mitsubishi plant sold to liquidation firm
* Director of George W. Bush museum appointed to lead Lincoln museum in Springfield
* Swastikas, noose lead U of I to call for tolerance
* Illinois weighs college aid for students in U.S. illegally
* Young offenders hindered by system, panel finds

* Navy Pier to get 200-guest, $90 million hotel project
* Navy Pier to get 200-room, $90 million hotel project
* A challenging climate for Chicago entrepreneurs
* Does Acme make a Rauner-catching machine?
* You're not imagining it, techies: Investment and valuations are dropping


* Bears release veteran safety Antrel Rolle
* Sale improves to 6-0 as White Sox gain series split with Orioles
* Clinton won’t back down in gender war fight with Trump
* Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers: Schumer
* Hey, White Sox fans, ignore John Danks and enjoy the show
* Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume
* Adam Eaton adapts, flourishes in right field for White Sox
* Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
* Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting glacier
* When is jail guard force brutal and excessive?


* Freight train derails in Washington, D.C., leaks hazardous chemical
* Sunday's recap: White Sox 7, Orioles 1
* River Forest man held on $500,000 in Friday sexual assault
* Maintenance projects to start next month at Antioch schools
* Braves lead Cubs 3-0 after seven innings
* President Obama, first lady review library design proposals
* Kate Baldwin's winning Anna powers Lyric's 'King and I'
* Toddlers have shot at least 23 people in 2016
* Second City e.t.c.'s 'Red Line' runs over Chicago's sacred cows
* Alabama 11-year-old shoots suspected home invader


* For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree
* Madigan on phone for county fundraiser
* Time for lawmakers to hunker down at the Capitol
* Our View: Keep focus, momentum moving on rail consolidation
* Angie Muhs: Meet the newest reader advisory board
* Constitutional amendments face a deadline this week
* Local groups counting on stopgap funding plan
* Local groups serving autistic children, others counting on stopgap state funding plan
* Constitutional amendments face a deadline this week at Statehouse
* (No heading)


* UI, faculty union reach tentative five-year contract
* West of Staley
* Dr. Sally Foote: Pet Talk: It's in their nature
* Gov. Rauner is not the problem
* Gale's trial off, future unclear
* C-U haiku, May 1, 2016
* It's time to apologize to our teachers
* No end in sight for Rush's case
* Remember ... Jesus is always with you
* A closer look at our criminal justice system


* Family Guy creator to sing with Boston Pops opening night
* Stroman allows 1 run, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-1
* College student starts business recycling dorm fridges
* Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle
* Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Cahokia Mounds Could Become National Monum......

* Kirk Urges Swift Passage of His Bill to Co......

* Library Patrons, Take Note
* The obliteration of the least empowered and the most marginalized of our citizens. “Do unto others” was not a suggestion; it was a command.
* We get letters.
* Howdy, Neighbor: Columnist Mark Brown Makes A Move
* Dan Mihalopoulos doesn’t get it. Good night.
* May Day pics, posts and tweets.
* Discover Clarendon Avenue With A Free Walking Tour Next Saturday
* The impact of the ESSA 1% cap on students of color.
* May Day in Brooklyn.
* Northbound Lanes Open On Broadway; Overnight Closures Monday thru Wednesday


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller