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IL: Politics May Be Holding Up Pension Reform

Republicans and Democrats on Illinois' pension committee are at a stalemate when it comes to finding a fix for the state's 100-billion-dollar pension liability. 

Political Analyst Kent Redfield says it's not that one group doesn't want reform; it's just that politics are taking center stage.

For example, if one of the Republican candidates votes against reform, it could harm their chances of winning in March. 

Redfield says it may be safer for the Republicans on the committee to take a stance on reform after the primary election is over. 

Senate President John Cullerton says the legislature may find a way to get the conference committee to take a vote during veto session.