Governor Quinn files appeal over paycheck veto

By WEEK Producer

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers' paychecks could again be in jeopardy.

Governor Pat Quinn has filed an appeal with the Illinois supreme court over his veto of lawmakers salaries.

Last Thursday, a Cook county judge ruled that veto was unconstitutional.

In his motion, attorneys for Quinn said the case deserves a "expeditious and conclusive" ruling by the state's highest court.

Quinn vetoed lawmakers' paychecks back in July because he was unhappy with the lack of action on pension reform.

Meanwhile, there has been no public movement on the state's pension reform crisis.

A committee has been meeting all summer, in hopes of passing a bill during the fall veto session, which begins October 22.

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