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October 22, 2014, 7:16 am
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Reaction to Quinn's Lawmaker Pay-Cuts Mixed

Reaction is generally… but not entirely… negative to Governor Pat Quinn’s move to suspend salaries and stipends for lawmakers.


Several of Quinn’s potential opponents in next year’s election call the move a political stunt.


Senate President John Cullerton says threats and ultimatums make it tougher to get anything done.


And Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka questions whether the move is even legal.


But House Speaker Mike Madigan says he understands the governor’s frustration… and hopes the tactic will finally push lawmakers to pass a pension bill.

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