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Governor puts crimp in lawmakers' summer plans

SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers will have a sudden stop to their summer break when Governor Quinn calls them back to town to take care of business they haven't finished during the past few months.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers will have a sudden stop to their summer break when Governor Quinn calls them back to town to take care of business they haven't finished during the past few months.  Another credit agency announced Thursday it's downgrading our state's rating. It's the second time this week and it comes on the heels of the General Assembly ending its session without a solution to pension reform.

The governor says he's had enough and is calling the House and Senate into Special Session June 19, a week from Wednesday. The state is losing $17 million a day and pension payments continue to eat away at the state's budget.

Lawmakers say they're ready to work. Several people say they also expect the governor to veto a concealed-carry bill which passed last week. He just got an extension from the courts to consider it.

Have a feeling of deja vu? Last year, Governor Quinn called a Special Session to solve the pension crisis, but lawmakers adjourned that session without a solution.
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