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Top Illinois lawmakers sue
Gov. Quinn over pay freeze

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/31/2013 4:55:58 AM

The top state lawmakers in Illinois are suing Gov. Pat Quinn after he halted the salaries of legislators because of their failure to find a solution to the state´s $100 billion pension crisis. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both Democrats, filed the 12-page complaint with the Circuit Court of Cook County Tuesday, calling Quinn´s actions "purely political and unconstitutional." "This matter is of fundamental constitutional importance, as Governor Quinn´s action threatens the independence of each branch of government," Cullerton and Madigan said in a joint news release. "The Illinois Constitution protects the salaries of members

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/31/2013 6:01:17 AM     (No. 9450655)

It probably is unconstitutional, but I give the governor A for effort. It´s no more of an overreach than Obama has been guilty of.

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