On Wednesday, July 10, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued a line item veto of HB 214 specifically zeroing out the budget for salaries for members of the General Assembly.
Senator Bill Brady, a member of the Conference Committee on SB 1 released the following statement:
"Governor Quinn has failed to detail a plan and has failed to lead on this issue. The Conference Committee needs to meet tomorrow and the Governor needs to be at that meeting. He needs to personally attend and present a detailed plan instead of sending a proxy in his place,” said Brady. “The Committee needs to meet with him tomorrow and every day after until we have come up with a solution to fix Illinois' pension crisis. This is about protecting the people who have paid into the system from the fiscal irresponsibility that has lead to the underfunded pension system and fiscal instability that is threatening our state today.”