Paychecks for Illinois elected officials delayed, amid budget stalemate

April 27, 2016

The latest budget impasse in Illinois is about to hit elected officials in their wallets, with the state comptroller planning to delay their paychecks amid nearly $6.5 billion in past-due bills.

The austere measure and mounting bills are the result of a stalemate between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled legislature on a tax-and-spending plan that has dragged on for nearly 10 months. Their failure to compromise already has caused cutbacks in social services and sparked concerns about cuts in education.

“We’re all in this together,” Comptroller Leslie Munger, who called for the paycheck delay, said last week. “We all have to stand and wait in line together.”

Munger insists she isn’t trying to be “punitive” toward the elected officials, who in July will have another budget due.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • mofaki says:

    Most politicians don’t have a brain,they just like to hear themselves talk.I believe it’s called Narcissism.

  • Raymond Charron says:

    Yaay. It’s about tine this kind of action us done. Politicians should do their job for what they were elected for, and if they don’t hit them in their paycheck. It is done to civilians. If they don’t showup to work they get docked. Why not the same for politicians.

    1. Eleanor Cummings says:

      Does that include senators, congressmen, reps, etc.

  • The Redhawk says:

    Based on the “RUMORS” that the GOP led HOUSE will be passing a bail out for the Bankrupt Democrat run PUERTO RICO is ILLINOIS via CHCAGO lining up for another BAIL OUT BY TAX PAYERS?????

  • Richard Schwartz says:

    Poetic justice!!!!!!!!! Could we copy late or no pay at national level?

    1. The Redhawk says:

      Your assumption is that FEDERAL WORKERS and ELECTED TOOLS deserve Pay Checks…>>> DO THEY ACTUALLY WORK????

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.