Quinn Will Appeal Judge's Ruling on Pay Raises
The Democratic governor reneged on the raise in July 2011 because the Legislature hadn't sent him money to cover it. Quinn spokesman Abdon Pallasch says the state "cannot pay money it does not have."
Billik affirmed an earlier decree that Quinn couldn't spend money lawmakers hadn't appropriated. But his order Friday was that Quinn must eventually pay the bill - at 7 percent interest.
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