Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Illinois Senate aims to oust unconfirmed appointees - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com

Illinois Senate aims to oust unconfirmed appointees - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com

Gotta wonder if these guys ever talk to each other. They really give the impression of bumbling about in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wants to oust some of Gov. Pat Quinn's top appointees — including the state police chief — because the Senate never confirmed them.

The Chicago Democrat has introduced legislation that would limit the amount of time a gubernatorial appointee may serve without Senate confirmation. Currently, directors who have not gotten a Senate OK may serve indefinitely.

But Cullerton's chief attorney, Eric Madiar, said Tuesday that Illinois State Police Director Jonathon Monken and a dozen other salaried appointees should no longer get paychecks — even without Cullerton's legislation — because their appointments expired when a new General Assembly was sworn in last week. Even Gladyse Taylor, the acting director of Corrections, could be in limbo if Quinn named a permanent director because she wasn't confirmed in previous post.

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