Government Spending

IL Governor Sued For Canceling Lawmakers' Paychecks

He's trying to arm-twist them into voting his way

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But legislative leaders say it's the worst abuse of of power by a governor they have ever seen.

Illinois' top Democratic legislators, House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both from Chicago, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Gov. Pat Quinn challenging his authority to line-item veto legislative salaries.