Illinois Gov. optimistic special session will be fruitful
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn called lawmakers back to Springfield, Ill. for the one-day session today to vote on changes to the state's retirement system, which is at least $83 billion in debt.
The two parties have been unable to come to an agreement on a solution. Quinn is pushing a plan opposed by Republicans that would shift the cost of some benefits to local school districts.
Quinn, however, says lawmakers will do the right thing in the end.
Updated at 5:30 pm with comments from lawmakers.
Updated at 4:45 with statement from Missouri Department of Education and to correct grammar mistake.
Updated at 1:55 with comments from attorney, Clayton School District.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
A St. Louis County judge has ruled that a Missouri law allowing students to transfer from unaccredited districts to neighboring accredited ones for free is unconstitutional.
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