Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Gov. Pat Quinn ready for court fight over worker raises - Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. Pat Quinn ready for court fight over worker raises - Chicago Sun-Times:

So when's the Progressive March on Springfield?
"Quinn made the surprise announcement Friday that workers wouldn’t be getting the 2 percent increase they were expecting that day. The state’s largest employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said it had no idea Quinn was considering such action.

The raises will save the state about $75 million as it copes with a budget crisis. The state still faces a shortfall of at least $6 billion and possibly more than $9 billion.

Quinn insisted he’s following the law because he can’t spend money the General Assembly doesn’t appropriate but AFSCME has condemned Quinn’s actions."

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