Illinois Comptroller Says No To Legislator Pay Raises
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza dropped a video yesterday that made it very clear that our legislators in Springfield shouldn't expect a bump in their paychecks next year.
The topic of pay raises for Illinois lawmakers came up in an overnight Saturday/early Sunday session in Springfield when Republicans said that raises should not be part of our state's $40 billion dollar spending plan for the next fiscal year.
While there is no language in the budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise.
Mendoza's office is being sued by two former Democratic state senators over past budgets that did block cost-of-living raises. Democrats cited that case as the reason similar language was left out in the upcoming budget.
Here's what Comptroller Mendoza had to say about the issue:
Yeah. I'd say that was a pretty clear statement.