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Illinois lawmakers pay suspended starting today

Legislators are supposed to get their monthly pay checks today, but that’s on hold.

Governor Quinn is holding back their salaries until they pass pension reform.

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton responded with a lawsuit on Tuesday.

They say Quinn is undermining the separation of powers between their branches of government.

The lawsuit seeks to have a judge grant an injunction to have the state comptroller pay lawmakers’ salaries, with interest.

A court date has not been set.

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1 Comment to “Illinois lawmakers pay suspended starting today”

    Tired said:
    August 1, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    I am not a Quinn fan nor a Quinn supporter. I do, however, applaud him for taking a hard stand on this issue. It's about time that someone says enough is enough. The

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