Union, Saline Counties to File Suit Against State

Union Co. – Union County and Saline Counties are following the example of Williamson and Franklin Counties, with each announcing plans to sue the state for late payments caused by the ongoing budget impasse. The suit will seek to reimburse costs for the employment and services of elected and appointed officials. A release from the State says that the lack of a budget has kept them from dispersing payments, but after St. Clair County won a lawsuit against the state last month and received payment, several other counties have followed suit.