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Illinois Governor Sued Over Pay Cuts



Despite a court challenge, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his decision to veto state lawmaker's pay until they pass a pension reform bill.

The governor cut money from the state budget meant for legislative salaries…saying members shouldn't get paid until they do their jobs and come up with a pension reform plan.

House speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have filed a lawsuit in response, but Quinn says he made the right move.



Madigan and Cullerton argue the governor's veto was purely political and unconstitutional.

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Topics : LaborPoliticsSocial Issues
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Locations : Illinois
People : John CullertonMike MadiganPat Quinn