Illinois comptroller: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

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CHICAGO — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says she and other officeholders will have to wait for their paychecks just like others in the state during the budget impasse.

Munger said at a news conference on Sunday that it isn’t fair that she, members of the General Assembly and other state officeholders get their paychecks on time during the budget crisis while social service organizations and small companies that do business with Illinois must wait.

The failure to pass a budget has created a crisis that is now stretching into its 10th month and has left the state nearly $8 billion in debt.

Munger says until a budget is passed, the pay will be treated like other bills — meaning paychecks could be delayed by a month or two.