Illinois Gov. to legislators: No pension reform, no pay
July 10th, 2013
02:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Illinois Gov. to legislators: No pension reform, no pay

(CNN) – An exasperated Illinois governor Wednesday suspended pay for state legislators until they pass employee pension reform for state workers.

Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, issued a line item veto to a budget bill, House Bill 214, suspending the pay of all members of the state legislature. The veto came after the general assembly again failed to pass pension reform.

Filed under: Illinois • State Legislatures
July 14th, 2010
03:06 PM ET
13 years ago

Analyst sees large number of state legislatures in play

Washington (CNN) - Democrats racing to protect their congressional seats also face a serious battle on their other flank: state capitals. One analyst has found that a quarter of state legislatures are in play this November, with the vast majority of the bodies at risk controlled by Democrats.

"I've been doing this for five cycles now and already we have the most chambers in play as basically at any point, going back to 2002," said Lou Jacobson, who writes for PolitiFact and recently completed an extensive analysis on state legislatures for Governing magazine.

"The other really striking thing," he said, "is this (election) is the biggest differential between the two parties."



Filed under: 2010 • CNN Radio • State Legislatures