Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. (Photo courtesy DanRutherford.org)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A top Republican who's mulling a gubernatorial run in 2014 says Gov. Pat Quinn's correctly focused on the pension issue during his budget address before lawmakers.
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford says there's no question that lawmakers have to agree on a plan to address the roughly $100 billion pension problem. But he says the devil is in the details.
Rutherford says he wants to hear more details on Quinn's proposal to close corporate tax loopholes.
Rutherford, state Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, and Congressman Aaron Schock say they're considering a run for governor next year.
Quinn may face a Democratic challenge too. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan haven't made decisions yet.
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