>>Governor Rauner Promises State Paycheck During Possible Government Shutdown
(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner promises state workers that if there is a government shutdown due to no budget agreement being reached, they will get paid. He sent out an email yesterday, the eve of the last day of the 2015 fiscal year. Rauner’s statement conflicts with Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s legal position. She says if the Legislature and the governor don’t reach a budget by Wednesday, there will be no distribution of state paychecks.
>>Illinois AG Says No State Paychecks Without Budget
(Chicago, IL) — If there is no budget by Wednesday, there will be no state paychecks. That’s what Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said after a major labor union threatened to sue over any missed paychecks. The Democrat-led Legislature and Governor Rauner are locked in a stalemate over a spending plan for the state. AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch says the worst case scenario is that workers stay on the job, while the union would take legal action to get paid on time. The first fiscal 2016 payroll date is July 15th.
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