Illinois Governor Pat Quinn asks state workers to pay more and retire later to help cut pension costs.
The state’s pension system is underfunded by more than $80 billion.
In a plan unveiled Friday, the governor outlined a way for state employees to contribute three percent more to their plans.
He proposes cutting the rate of cost-of-living increases and increasing the retirement age to 67.
Quinn estimates those changes would save $65-85 billion by 2045.