No ruling in legislative pay case
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
* No details yet, but the Cook County judge who’s presiding over the legislative pay case deferred a ruling in the matter until next week. The hearing began at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
As you surely know, former Comptroller Leslie Munger put legislator paychecks into the same waiting line as social service vendors, delaying those paychecks by as long as six months. That practice has continued under current Comptroller Susana Mendoza. A lawsuit was brought shortly after the election to end the practice.
The preliminary reports I’m hearing are that the judge was actually leaning against the legislators who brought the suit.
Briefs are due next Wednesday and there will be a hearing next