Comptroller says she can't pay Illinois lawmakers

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Thursday that she has no choice but to withhold lawmakers' paychecks, citing a precedent-setting court case that bars her from paying state employees without a budget appropriation or court order.

Gov. Pat Quinn cut $13.8 million for legislators' paychecks from a budget bill earlier this month, saying it wouldn't be restored until lawmakers addressed the state's $97 billion pension shortfall. He also suspended his own pay.

"It is my deep hope that this matter is resolved expeditiously," either by a court or by lawmakers agreeing on a solution to the pension crisis, said Topinka, who undertook a legal review to determine if Quinn's actions were constitutional. The Riverside Republican said Thursday that Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office advised her of the case that appears to bar her from acting

She called Quinn's actions a "serious precedent that is being created," and said the stalemate was "no way to run government."

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Thomas, then let them write the bills so that these folks get paid.    Surely the sly foxes who are somehow making gazillionaires of themselves by working as" public servants" can find a way to frame this.

So Illinois home of the Obamas and left wing liberals. You did ask what is happening by electing the bums. I feel sorry for all the good people. So what are you going to do go the way of Detroit? The big organizer and his commie friends will help you GO DOWN.

I am stuck here utterly ashamed of my state. Not a politicians not worth prison

BWA-HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA! How priceless. I'l bet that will get some attention in the legislature (better than that 93 Billion pension shortfall would I'll betcha, 'cause its not their money at risk).

I'll bet the Legislature is yearning for the good old days of Capone, when the fix was in and graft flowed like water out the tap.

Pay the funhers why stop the bankruptcy?  Now Quinn is building another airport...with Chicago shootings air traffic will stop in the midwest....goodbye Chicago and all these wonderful Union Democrats

at least they will not get paid for work that they don't do!

The corrupt Democrats that run Illinois are running this state into bankruptcy just like Detroit.  Lisa Madigan won't bring charges against her father that runs Springfield.  What a conflict of interest to have your daughter as the IL. States Attorney General who is suppose to protect the taxpayers but, she can't very well do that because of her fathers position.

It is about time that these assholes started being paid what they are worth!  Now the same thing needs to be done in DC!

Well said. Might be offensive to assholes though

What a shame.......... Maybe they will go away now :)

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(TeaParty.org) – Just when Hillary Clinton began hinting that she’s ready to run again in 2020, she has been ordered by a federal judge to submit to questioning about the use of her private email server to convey classified documents during her time as Secretary of State.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the order as part of a lawsuit from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

“Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key q’s about the setting up of her email system,” wrote Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a tweet following the ruling.

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BREAKING: Judicial Watch announced today that, following JW's court battle, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer – under oath – two additional questions on her controversial email system within 30 days.

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Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions -- including key q's about the setting up of her email system. Court denied our request to unseal vid depositions of Clinton aides. Great work by Michael Bekesha!

As a statement from Judicial Watch explains, the ruling is the latest development in the group’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, which they began to discover why former deputy chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton, Huma Abedin, was allowed to work at the State Department while also engaged in “outside employment.”

Clinton now has 30 days to answer two key questions from a list of 25 questions composed by Judicial Watch.

The questions the judge selected are:

1) “Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational.”

During your October 22, 2015 appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi, you testified that 90 to 95 percent of your emails “were in the State’s system” and “if they wanted to see them, they would certainly have been able to do so.” Identify the basis for this statement, including all facts on which you relied in support of the statement, how and when you became aware of these facts, and, if you were made aware of these facts by or through another person, identify the person who made you aware of these facts.

This new development is huge because it means that the two critical scandals from Clinton’s time in the State Department, her private email server and the Benghazi attacks, are facing fresh scrutiny in both the legal system and the court of public opinion.

And while Clinton likely had little chance of any run in 2020, this makes it even less likely she will stand even a shred of a chance.

We’ve have got to hope and pray that at long last, this leads to the long overdue criminal charges we’ve all been waiting to see.

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