IL lawmakers work on legislation for state employee pay

IL lawmakers work on legislation for state employee pay

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Lawmakers are working on legislation to ensure state employees continue to receive pay even if a judge agrees with the attorney general's request to halt pay during the budget impasse.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a motion that a judge reverses a previous decision that says not paying state employees is unconstitutional.

Supporters of the new legislation say the measure will prevent a government shutdown as budget negotiations continue.

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