House Speaker Madigan, Senate President Cullerton File Lawsuit Over Halted Pay
House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton explained their move Tuesday calling Quinn's action "purely political and unconstitutional."
Earlier this month, Quinn cut $13.8 million for legislators' paychecks in the state budget through his veto power. Lawmakers failed to come up with a solution to the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis and when a pension panel blew past another deadline, he moved to stop their pay.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has said she has no choice but to withhold their paychecks and cited a previous court case.
Madigan's spokesman says the lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
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Police Beat for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015