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.