Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is urging the General Assembly to get pension reform done before it's too late.
Quinn told legislators Wednesday afternoon it was important to take care of pensions because the state's financial future counted on it. He also pointed out all of Illinois has a "shared vision" towards prosperity, education and giving everyone a chance to work. The governor also pressed legislators to raise the state's minimum wage to at least ten dollars an hour, saying it was the right thing to do....
Quinn is hoping to create the Illinois Health Exchange to make sure everyone has access to healthcare and passing more education reforms.
The governor is hoping the Legislature will ban the sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines and wants every school to have a school shooting drill. He wants the state to start doing more public-private partnerships and moving them into advanced manufacturing.