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CHICAGO MAYOR-PENSION PREDICAMENT
Pension mess poses latest challenge for Chicago mayor less than a year before re-election bid
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 3:43 PM EDT
Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city.
Emanuel last week announced his first concrete proposal to cut the nearly $20 billion shortfall in half by reducing worker benefits and raising property taxes.
But the plan has been met with fierce resistance from unions and taxpayer groups — and little enthusiasm from fellow Democrats he needs to approve it.