January 30, 2014

Statement From Mayor Rahm Emanuel On Governor Quinn's State Of The State Address

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“From investing in early childhood education to preparing our workforce for the jobs of the 21st century and raising the minimum wage, Governor Quinn has laid out a vision for the State that will set us on a path to success and is a recommitment to the city’s pioneering education programs College to Careers, five STEM high schools and universal kindergarten that educate and train Chicago’s next generation for the jobs of tomorrow.

But in order to right our financial situation and secure our future, we must address the municipal pension issue. As the Governor said, pension reform “was hard, it took political courage. But together, we got the job done,” and I look forward to working with the Governor and the legislature to bring pension reform to Chicago so our workers and taxpayers have the security and certainty they deserve.”