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Quinn Brings Lawmaker Pay Case to Illinois Supreme Court




    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will not give up on his fight to suspend lawmaker pay until pension reform is completed. 

    Quinn used a line item veto in July to cut out about $14 million earmarked for legislator's pay after they failed to find a solution for the state's crippling pension crisis. 

    Leaders sued. In September a judge said Quinn's move was unconstitutional and the appellate court refused to take up the case. 

    Now Quinn has gone to the Illinois Supreme Court asking them to intervene and transfer immediately the case to their highest judicial body. 

    Objections are due by October 7.