Governor Quinn Suspends Lawmaker Pay and StipendsCHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn is using his veto power to try and suspend state lawmakers' pay because of their inaction on Illinois' pension crisis.
The Chicago Democrat is announcing the news Wednesday. He says there'll be no paychecks for legislators until they get the job done. Quinn's using his line-item veto power in a budget bill that's on his desk. Lawmakers have to approve his changes.
The bill gives the state comptroller the ability to issue paychecks to state employees. Quinn's announcement comes a day after he said there would be consequences for lawmakers who didn't send him a pension overhaul plan by Tuesday's deadline.
The state has nearly $100 billion in unfunded pension liability, the worst of any state.
See other LocalNews news:Rural Health Clinic at Salem Township Hospital Complete and Waiting Inspection
Local Authors To Make Stop at Bryan-Bennett Library
State Police Launch Concealed Carry Website
Chunk of Ice to Blame for Mt. Vernon Gas Leak
Three Sentenced in Marion County Court