Quinn proposes cutting down on pension costs to state

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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.