Judge: Quinn has to pay lawmakers – with interest
A Cook County judge ruled that Governor Quinn had no legal right to cut off the paychecks of state lawmakers, to press his demand for a state pension reform bill.
So the legislators will get all their back pay for August and September, plus interest.
And in fact, they already have it.
State comptroller Judy Baar Topinka ordered the checks electronically deposited to the lawmakers’ accounts overnight.
Quinn insists he acted legally.
Quinn says he’ll continue to refuse his paychecks until a pension reform bill is on his desk.