Supplemental budget bill does not include funds for state workers back pay

By WEEK Reporter

November 8, 2013 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 11:54 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, IL. -- A $50 million supplemental budget bill is awaiting the governor's signature.

The measure passed by the general assembly this week, includes $33 million to implement Illinois' new concealed carry law.

However, it does not include money to pay back wages for some 25,000 state employees. Last month, Governor Quinn made a supplemental funding request of $221 million, which included the necessary $112 million to pay back state employees.

It is not clear if or when the legislature will vote on that request.

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