lawmaker salaries http://wuis.org en Ill. Supreme Court Will Hear Lawmaker Pay Dispute http://wuis.org/post/ill-supreme-court-will-hear-lawmaker-pay-dispute <p>The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Gov. Pat Quinn&#39;s appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker pay was unconstitutional.<br />The court issued its one-page order Wednesday without additional comment. A hearing date has not been set.&nbsp; Quinn vetoed money for lawmakers&#39; salaries in July because he said they didn&#39;t deserve to get paid until they address Illinois&#39; nearly $100 billion pension crisis. &nbsp; Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:41:31 +0000 Associated Press 11083 at http://wuis.org Ill. Supreme Court Will Hear Lawmaker Pay Dispute 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 Madigan And Cullerton Want Court Action On Lawmaker Pay http://wuis.org/post/madigan-and-cullerton-want-court-action-lawmaker-pay <p></p><p>Attorneys for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton will be in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday to try and force Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to issue legislators' paychecks.</p><p>Last month, Quinn cut $13.8 million for legislators' paychecks in the state budget. He'd threatened consequences if lawmakers failed to act on addressing the pension problem. When a bipartisan pension failed to meet a deadline, Quinn cut their salaries.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:16:29 +0000 Associated Press 6821 at http://wuis.org Madigan And Cullerton Want Court Action On Lawmaker Pay