Pension Crisis

Illinois Governor Defends Legislator Pay Cut in Court

Legislators sued rather than overturning a veto that would've restored their pay


 Gov. Pat Quinn predicts that a lawsuit over his decision to suspend lawmaker pay for failing to act on the state pension crisis will be a "landmark" case.

Quinn attended a court hearing Tuesday involving a lawsuit filed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton force Quinn and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to issue paychecks.

h/t Mark Sletten