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Quinn may employ social network to enlist public in pension changes

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:27:50 CDT
By: AP

Governor Pat Quinn is hinting that his so-called grassroots campaign to rally support for an overhaul of Illinois' pension system will involve social media and the Internet.   Lawmakers have failed to come up with a plan to deal with the roughly $85 billion pension funding gap. Legislators couldn't agree on an approach a special session last month. Quinn says he'll push forward with a grass-roots campaign to win public support. He's said details would come later this week but has declined to say what the campaign will entail. Quinn said Saturday that having the power of the Internet is a good way to get the message out.   Lawmakers won't meet again until after the November election.

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