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.