Neil Cohen http://wuis.org en Court Rejects Latest Quinn Effort To Withhold Lawmakers' Pay http://wuis.org/post/court-rejects-latest-quinn-effort-withhold-lawmakers-pay <p>A state appellate court has denied Gov. Pat Quinn&#39;s request to withhold lawmakers&#39; pay while he appeals a ruling that his veto of legislative salaries was unconstitutional.<br />&nbsp;<br />Quinn vetoed $13.1 million for lawmaker pay in July as a consequence of the Legislature not addressing Illinois&#39; nearly $100 billion pension shortfall.<br />&nbsp;<br />House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued, saying the veto was unconstitutional.<br />&nbsp; Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:32:36 +0000 The Associated Press 9828 at http://wuis.org Court Rejects Latest Quinn Effort To Withhold Lawmakers' Pay Judge Delays Decision On Lawmaker Paycheck Dispute http://wuis.org/post/judge-delays-decision-lawmaker-paycheck-dispute <p>A Cook County Circuit Court judge says he will rule next month on a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to halt lawmaker pay until they address Illinois' pension crisis. &nbsp;<br>Judge Neil Cohen said Wednesday he would issue his decision by Sept. 26. But on Friday, Cohen said he'll rule no later than Oct. 3. &nbsp;<br>House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued Quinn after the governor used his line-item veto to cut money for legislator salaries from the state budget. The legislative leaders say Quinn's action is unconstitutional. &nbsp; Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Associated Press 9359 at http://wuis.org Judge Delays Decision On Lawmaker Paycheck Dispute Ruling On Lawmaker's Paychecks Expected Next Week http://wuis.org/post/ruling-lawmakers-paychecks-expected-next-week <p>A Cook County Circuit Court judge says he will rule next week on a lawsuit over Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to halt lawmakers' pay. Judge Neil Cohen held oral arguments Wednesday. He said he'll issue his<br>decision by Sept. 26.<br>&nbsp;<br>Quinn used his line-item veto to cut money for legislators' salaries from the<br>state budget because they hadn't fixed Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension<br>crisis.<br>&nbsp;<br>House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued, saying<br>Quinn's actions were unconstitutional. They asked Cohen to order Comptroller Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:43:50 +0000 Associated Press 9170 at http://wuis.org Ruling On Lawmaker's Paychecks Expected Next Week