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Radogno 'Disappointed' by Pension Reform Failure

The Illinois Senate Republican Leader (41st-Lemont), who also represents Downers Grove, 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.

Read the full story at the Doings Western Springs website.

Radogno, who represents Downers Grove in the newly redrawn 41st District, was sworn into her third term as Senate Minority Leader on Wednesday.

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Mike Lindall January 11, 2013 at 05:07 PM
As a Leader I hold you just as accountable as I do the Democrates. You have failed the people of Illinois Christine. Very dissappointed in you and the rest of the clowns that have the title Leader.
Dan F. January 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Got news for you lady, we are all pretty disappointed in YOU. Not a peep during the whole lame duck charade, except to get yourself reelected minority leader.
BUTCH January 29, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Term limitations and public funding of election that take the lobbyists and the Roundtable tax evaders out of the picture, it would be a start we need a centrist common sense movement, no obstructions and corrupt union leaders running interference for Madigoon and the !% he represents.

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