salary veto http://wuis.org en Turning The Tables: Legislator Files To Cut Quinn's Budget http://wuis.org/post/turning-tables-legislator-files-cut-quinns-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Several months after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislators' salaries from the state budget -- one lawmaker wants to turn the tables on him.</p><p>Gov. Quinn says lawmakers shouldn't be paid until they overhaul the state's pensions. A judge rejected that move and the governor's appeal is still pending before the state Supreme Court, so lawmakers are getting their paychecks.</p><p>Nevertheless, legislators are still offended by Quinn's "attack," as Rep. David Harris, R - Arlington Heights, describes it.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:13:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11494 at http://wuis.org Turning The Tables: Legislator Files To Cut Quinn's Budget Judge: Gov. Quinn Must Pay Lawmakers http://wuis.org/post/judge-gov-quinn-must-pay-lawmakers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Cook County judge has ruled that </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn&#39;s decision to halt lawmaker pay over the pension crisis is unconstitutional and has ordered Comptroller Judy </span>Baar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Topinka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to pay them immediately.</span></p><p>Judge Neil Cohen made the ruling Thursday.</p><p>He says the state Constitution makes it clear that lawmakers&#39; pay can&#39;t be changed while serving they&#39;re serving their terms.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:02:17 +0000 The Associated Press 9725 at http://wuis.org Judge: Gov. Quinn Must Pay Lawmakers Legislative Leaders Sue Governor Over Pay http://wuis.org/post/legislative-leaders-sue-governor-over-pay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The leaders of the Illinois General Assembly have sued Governor Pat Quinn over his veto of lawmakers' salaries. They say they're trying to protect the independence of the legislature.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn vetoed lawmakers salaries out of the budget as a sort-of punishment for not passing legislation to overhaul Illinois' government-employee pension systems.</span></p><p>In a joint lawsuit filed in Cook County, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton say the governor overstepped his bounds.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:30:03 +0000 Brian Mackey 6522 at http://wuis.org Legislative Leaders Sue Governor Over Pay