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Apocalypse
07-08-2015, 10:17 AM
CHICAGO A Cook County judge has ruled Illinois may not continue to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.

Judge Diane Joan Larsen ruled Tuesday that Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger may pay only some workers who are covered under a federal law. Those workers would receive federal minimum wage plus overtime.

But attorneys for Munger say it would take the state as long as a year to determine which employees would be paid under federal law and how much.

They say that effectively means no workers will be paid until Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature approve a budget.

http://wgntv.com/2015/07/07/judge-rules-illinois-cant-pay-state-workers-in-full-without-state-budget/

Dan D. Doty
07-08-2015, 12:14 PM
I'm sure everyone who voted those guys into office will be very happy ... maybe.

Dlr Pyro
07-08-2015, 12:17 PM
They say that effectively means no workers will be paid until Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature approve a budget.

Are the governor and the democrat controlled legislature going to continue to get paid while they work to approve a budget?

NJCardFan
07-08-2015, 01:01 PM
This happened in NJ several years back(2007). The state was essentially closed during 4th of july week meaning that no state offices were open meaning the casinos were closed. Only essential personnel was compelled to work(meaning me). If you had a vacation scheduled during that week, you either had to cancel it or if you were tied into a trip, you won't get paid for the week off(all of which would have been violations of the contract but as it stood, all state contracts had expired on 6/30). Even if you had to work, you weren't guaranteed getting paid. The budget issue was settled in 1 week. When everyone came back to work, all of those non-essential employees were paid for the week even though they didn't work meaning they all got a free weeks paid vacation. According to our contract, if something like this were to happen, we're supposed to be given like time in comp time. We never got it as the state ruled that week was treated like a holiday week. Need I remind everyone that it was a Democrat governor who reneged on the contract(Corzine).

noonwitch
07-08-2015, 01:09 PM
We had shut-down threats from the legislature for several of the years during Gov. Granholm's tenure, but it was always averted at the last minute. They would shut the rest areas on the freeways down the night before the deadline, and then it would get resolved.

RobJohnson
07-09-2015, 03:23 AM
Illinois has a lot of state employees and I don't like hearing that their wages are being held hostage.

noonwitch
07-09-2015, 09:21 AM
Illinois has a lot of state employees and I don't like hearing that their wages are being held hostage.


I know. State Troopers, corrections' officers, Children's Service workers, etc. It's not all people in offices auditing people's taxes and creating more levels of bureaucracy, but those people get paid more than the first group mentioned.