lawmakers' salaries http://peoriapublicradio.org en Quinn continues fight to block lawmakers' pay http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-continues-fight-block-lawmakers-pay <p>A judge says Governor Pat Quinn went too far this summer when he blocked paychecks for Illinois lawmakers. Members of the General Assembly have missed two paydays so far, and it&#39;s not clear when they&#39;ll get their money.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:44:32 +0000 Brian Mackey 12563 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn continues fight to block lawmakers' pay Credit union offering assistance to lawmakers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/credit-union-offering-assistance-lawmakers <div>Illinois legislators will not be getting their monthly paycheck, starting next week. But at least one financial institution is offering to help tide them over until the General Assembly's dispute with the Governor is resolved. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers' base salary of $68,000 has been set to zero.&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn vetoed their pay out of the budget as a sort of punishment for the General Assembly not passing a pension overhaul.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Enter Credit Union 1.</span></div><div> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:01:21 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9583 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Credit union offering assistance to lawmakers Quinn eliminates salaries for lawmakers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-eliminates-salaries-lawmakers <div>Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday used his veto power to eliminate salaries for Illinois legislators. As IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, Quinn says until lawmakers fix the state's pension problem, they shouldn't get paid.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Illinois' $100-billion unfunded pension liability, Quinn has been setting deadlines for more than a year.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until now, there haven't been any direct consequences for lawmakers when they've blown each of those deadlines. Quinn changed that in a big way.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:03:28 +0000 Brian Mackey 8632 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn eliminates salaries for lawmakers