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Quinn pushes pension reform, sees casino opening


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 2:55 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) Gov. Pat Quinn has signaled he's back in the thick of tackling Illinois' most pressing problems after keeping a relatively low public profile leading up to the November election.

He says details are coming soon on a grass-roots plan he announced months ago to win support for overhauling the state's underfunded pension plans. And he's set a Jan. 9 deadline to achieve reforms.

Quinn sat down with The Associated Press this week to discuss challenges ahead. He says pension reform is indispensable and the formula to fix the system already exists.

He also says he's open to a new proposal to expand gambling, even though lawmakers are trying to override his veto.

Quinn helped Illinois allow civil unions last year and says he doesn't think gay marriage is far off.
















 



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