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IL: Pay Freeze May Be Illegal

Illinois state lawmakers may get their paychecks come August 1st, after all. 

Governor Pat Quinn says state lawmakers won't get paid until they pass a pension reform bill.

Controller Judy Baar Topinka says she is concerned Quinn's action is illegal. 

That's because the Illinois Constitution says a lawmaker's salary can't be changed during the middle of his or her term.

Topinka has requested a legal review of Quinn's move and wants the review completed by the time she has to cut the checks.

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Locations : Illinois
People : Judy Baar TopinkaPat Quinn