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Pension reform debate in Springfield turns into partisan squabble

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Debate about pension reform in the state house turned into a partisan squabble.

Democratic House speaker Michael Madigan brought several amendments to the floor Thursday.

They addressed the state's $96 billion pension deficit.

The measures would have done everything from eliminating the cost of living increases to requiring newly hired employees to pay an additional 5 percent toward their pensions.

But none of the proposed amendments got more than five "yes" votes.

Republican Minority Leader Tom Cross called the day nothing more than "political gamesmanship."

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