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Radogno 'Disappointed' on Pension Reform Failure

The Illinois Senate Republican Leader (41st-Lemont), who also represents parts of Western Springs and La Grange, blamed divided Democrats for the inability to pass a bill.

Illinois Rep. Christine Radogno (41st-Lemont), the Illinois Senate Republican Leader, said she is particularly frustrated at legislators' inability to deliver a solution Tuesday to the state's $96 billion pension deficit, the The Doings Western Springs reports.

“I’m very, very disappointed we have not been able to achieve comprehensive pension reform calling for bipartisan cooperation,” Radogno told the paper. "The Republicans have been extraordinarily cooperative... The problem is the Democrats do not agree on what approach to take and they hold the majority."

According to the paper, Radogno also expressed reservations about the proposed iterations of an assault-weapons ban and a gay-marriage bill, saying the former is too sweeping and the latter "seriously flawed," but added that she expects discussion to continue on both efforts in the new session.

Read the full story at the Doings Western Springs website.

Robert K January 10, 2013 at 06:22 PM
I just hope they raise my taxes to pay for the bloated pensions.
Bruno Fontana January 10, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Ms Radongo, your not half as disspaointed as the rest of us....
Edward Andrysiak January 11, 2013 at 08:37 PM
It's a circus downstate Illinois and in Washington as well. There is just so much the average citizen can take before he says...the hell with you and your idiot laws. When that happens we will have a breakdown in our society...we are close!
J. Geoff Rove January 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM
I'm getting a serious Palin vibe from this one.

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