Lawmaker: Pension Reform Talks ‘Very Delicate,’ But Making Progress

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) – A leading state lawmaker said a bipartisan pension reform committee has been making progress toward a deal, though not as quickly as they’d like.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports state Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) — House Speaker Michael Madigan’s point person on pension reform — told an Arlington Heights audience things have been moving, but not at high velocity.
“What I think you’re seeing is some frustration that the conference committee – the bipartisan bicameral conference committee – is not making as rapid process as I think that many would like, and I would agree with that,” Nekritz said. “But the fact is we are making progress, and everybody at that table – and by everybody, I mean all four caucuses – remain very committed to getting something significant done.”