Judge to rule next week on Illinois lawmakers’ pay

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Illinois lawmakers haven’t been paid in two months, thanks to Gov. Pat Quinn, and they will go one more week without a paycheck.

A Cook County judge today said he plans to rule by next Thursday on the lawsuit.

The governor has cut off paychecks until the legislature passes a pension reform plan.

House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton,  whom along with the governor are democrats,  challenged the pay issue in court.

Quinn says the state constitution allows him to veto lawmaker pay.

He also argues that taxpayers are on his side.

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