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Bill seeks to stop vote on Illinois lawmaker pay raise

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Bill seeks to stop vote on Illinois lawmaker pay raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has filed legislation that would block a controversial pay raise for lawmakers and one of his co-sponsors expects an almost-immediate vote. Rep. David McSweeney said Tuesday that the legislation would block the 2 percent cost-of-living increase that lawmakers are due. McSweeney is Republican from Cary and […]

Bill seeks to stop vote on Illinois lawmaker pay raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has filed legislation that would block a controversial pay raise for lawmakers and one of his co-sponsors expects an almost-immediate vote.

Rep. David McSweeney said Tuesday that the legislation would block the 2 percent cost-of-living increase that lawmakers are due. McSweeney is Republican from Cary and a co-sponsor of the Democratic speaker’s legislation. McSweeney said he believes the full House will vote later Tuesday.

The pay-raise issue has become a flashpoint in the budget stalemate between the Democratic Legislature and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner has criticized a pay raise while the state has no budget for the fiscal year that started this month.

The state Senate is not scheduled to be in session until Aug. 4.

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