Governor and Other Lawmakers to Wait for Pay

Governor and Other Lawmakers to Wait for Pay

Springfield — Illinois Lawmakers are going to be waiting for their paychecks as Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger yesterday announced she’s adding statewide elected officials to Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills. The state owes nearly eight-billion dollars to companies, local governments, and Medicaid providers; Munger says lawmakers will now endure the same month’s long wait to be paid. She says that she hopes her announcement “brings lawmakers together” to end the now 10-month long budget impasse.