Paychecks for Illinois elected officials delayed, amid budget stalemate

by  |  published on April 27, 2016

The latest budget impasse in Illinois is about to hit elected officials in their wallets, with the state comptroller planning to delay their paychecks amid nearly $6.5 billion in past-due bills.

The austere measure and mounting bills are the result of a stalemate between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled legislature on a tax-and-spending plan that has dragged on for nearly 10 months. Their failure to compromise already has caused cutbacks in social services and sparked concerns about cuts in education.

“We’re all in this together,” Comptroller Leslie Munger, who called for the paycheck delay, said last week. “We all have to stand and wait in line together.”

Munger insists she isn’t trying to be “punitive” toward the elected officials, who in July will have another budget due.

  • mofaki

    Most politicians don’t have a brain,they just like to hear themselves talk.I believe it’s called Narcissism.

  • Raymond Charron

    Yaay. It’s about tine this kind of action us done. Politicians should do their job for what they were elected for, and if they don’t hit them in their paycheck. It is done to civilians. If they don’t showup to work they get docked. Why not the same for politicians.

    • Eleanor Cummings

      Does that include senators, congressmen, reps, etc.

  • The Redhawk

    Based on the “RUMORS” that the GOP led HOUSE will be passing a bail out for the Bankrupt Democrat run PUERTO RICO is ILLINOIS via CHCAGO lining up for another BAIL OUT BY TAX PAYERS?????

  • Richard Schwartz

    Poetic justice!!!!!!!!! Could we copy late or no pay at national level?

    • The Redhawk

      Your assumption is that FEDERAL WORKERS and ELECTED TOOLS deserve Pay Checks…>>> DO THEY ACTUALLY WORK????

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