Illinois Republican leaders say they have to give Gov. Pat Quinn credit for some parts of his pension reform plan. House Republican Leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno say Quinn's plan has some good components and they plan to take a closer look at the details. But both Republicans say they're concerned about Quinn's move to shift some pension costs from the state to school districts. They say that would cost local schools and community colleges about $1 billion a year. And Cross says that sounds like a tax increase to him.
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