Ill. GOP Measure Would Pay State Workers - Budget or NotThe issue arose when Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan sought an order to stop paychecks because there's no budgetary authority to issue them.
Despite Deal, Lawmakers Predict Voter ID Fight to Keep GoingMissouri lawmakers from both parties see the voter ID issue as far from settled, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature is poised to tighten the state's requirements after Democrats managed to stall a pair of proposals for about a month.
Judge Bars Full State Worker Pay Without Illinois BudgetIllinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
Illinois Attorney General is Not Sure About Paying WorkersAttorney General Lisa Madigan raised doubts Monday about Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to continue paying state employees even if there's no budget agreement by Wednesday.
Judge Sets Sept. Arguments in Lawmaker Pay Suit Cook County Circuit Judge said oral arguments will be presented Sept. 18 for the lawsuit filed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
Gov Nixon Vetoes Bill on Union Paycheck DeductionsThe governor said the bill would have placed "unnecessary burdens on public employees for the purpose of weakening labor organizations."