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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers are set to consider a potentially historic plan to solve the state's worst-in-the-nation $100 billion pension crisis.

The day will begin with a morning hearing where a bipartisan committee of lawmakers will discuss the proposal. Opponents and supporters also will get a chance to weigh in.

A clear majority of committee members signed off on the plan Monday, sending it to the floor of the House and Senate.

Story: Illinois pension plan goes to house, senate

Illinois has the nation's worst-funded state pension systems. The bill before the Legislature on Tuesday is estimated to save $160 billion over 30 years by trimming retirement benefits.

Illinois' legislative leaders and the governor have spent recent days drumming up support for the proposal.

Story: Ill. public pension deal could wrap up in a day

Labor unions say it's unfair to retirees and believe that some elements are unconstitutional.

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