A small group of lawmakers have sued the outgoing Comptroller demanding that they get their paychecks on time. Leslie Munger decided this year to put lawmaker pay in line with everyone else the state owes money too. That has prevented legislators from being paid since May. Six Democratic lawmakers say filed suit because that they have gone to work every day for six months and there are financial hardships for many. Munger understands how hard it is to go without pay and so do many in Illinois.
Munger says every dollar counts in state coffer’s right now and lawmakers can wait like everyone else.