This just in…
Friday, Dec 13, 2013
* 4:30 pm - The governor’s office informs me that Gov. Pat Quinn has dropped his appeal of the legislative pay lawsuit and has accepted his paychecks.
Quinn was appealing an unfavorable lower court ruling to the Illinois Supreme Court. Quinn had vetoed legislative salaries from the state budget, saying members shouldn’t be paid until pension reform passed.
As part of that effort, Quinn also vowed not to accept his pay checks until pension reform was addressed by the General Assembly. He got his checks today.