The Illinois General Assembly has assured itself they will get paid, even if state employees don’t get paid during a budget impasse. State law was changed on the last day of session in 2014, and signed by then-Governor Quinn, to ensure legislators get paid.
“I think that is just plain wrong. This never should have been allowed to happen. Legislators certainly should not put themselves above state employees,” said Rep. Butler on Thursday.
“Today, I personally delivered this letter to the office of Comptroller Munger to ensure that I won’t get paid if state employees are not paid,” continued Rep. Butler from the Capitol.