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Gov to use social media to rally on pensions

DECATUR, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is hinting that his so-called grassroots campaign to rally support for an overhaul of Illinois’ pension system will involve social media and the Internet.

Lawmakers have failed to come up with a plan to deal with the roughly $85 billion pension funding gap. Legislators couldn’t agree on an approach a special session last month.

Quinn says he’ll push forward with a grass-roots campaign to win public support. He’s said details would come later this week but has declined to say what the campaign will entail.

Quinn said Saturday in Decatur (http://bit.ly/QtBAwH) that having the power of the Internet is a good way to get the message out. That’s according to The (Bloomington) Pantagraph.

Lawmakers won’t meet again until after the November election.



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