• State Workers in Illinois Face Payless Paydays
  • March 22, 2017 | Author: Joseph R. Hugg
  • Law Firm: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. - New Orleans Office
  • On January 26, 2017, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sought a court order that would terminate an injunction allowing the state comptroller to pay the full wages of all employees despite the state's failure to enact appropriations legislation. On January 27, Governor Bruce Rauner vowed that payrolls would run smoothly during the budget crisis and that he would seek to block Madigan's petition in St. Clair Country Circuit Court. The motion calls for the court to dissolve the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' July 2015 injunction that required the state comptroller to pay employees their full wages during the budget crisis which has been an ongoing issue in Illinois since June 30, 2015 due to a standoff between Governor Rauner and the Democratic controlled senate. According to Madigan, the injunction offers no incentive for the governor and the legislature to resolve their budget impasse.