The Illinois Senate will return to Springfield in early November to consider a contentious pension bonding measure, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

In other news, a recent poll found that most Illinoisans want to see more reform in state government.

Notice was given October 14 that Illinois senators are being called back to Springfield November 4 at the request of Governor Pat Quinn to vote on pension bonding legislation. Senate Bill 3514 will allow Governor Quinn to sell up to $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds to finance the state’s Fiscal Year 2011 payment to the five state pension systems.

The measure requires 3/5ths approval by the Senate, and faces stiff opposition by Republicans and some Democrats. Though proponents of the measure assert the massive borrowing plan is comparable to previous measures, Senator Bivins said there are significant differences." />

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