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Illinois attorney general says paychecks not certain

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Illinois attorney general says paychecks not certain

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to keep paying state employees even without a budget agreement could hit a legal snag. The Republican governor sent a memo to employees Monday in an attempt to reassure them that they will get their paychecks as scheduled and should continue punching […]

Illinois attorney general says paychecks not certain

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to keep paying state employees even without a budget agreement could hit a legal snag.

The Republican governor sent a memo to employees Monday in an attempt to reassure them that they will get their paychecks as scheduled and should continue punching in on Wednesday.

That’s the beginning of a new fiscal year and there’s no spending plan in place. Rauner says his action is based on “precedent.”

Madigan – a Democrat – released a statement Monday afternoon saying a 1991 appellate court ruling decreed there can be no paychecks without a budget. She says a union lawsuit in 2007 during a budget impasse allowed the state comptroller to make payroll under very limited circumstances.

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