State News
6:44 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Quinn continues fight to block lawmakers' pay

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's not clear when they'll get their money.

The governor stands by his actions, saying it's his best option for cajoling the General Assembly into overhauling the state's pension systems. As Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey reports, Quinn says he plans to appeal.