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The pension conundrum delivers even more constitutionality issues as legislators are denied their pay By Tiffany Elking Government Lawyers, September 2013 On July 10, 2013, Governor Quinn used his line-item veto power on an appropriations bill, House Bill 214, to eliminate General Assembly members’ salaries, effectively vetoing legislator’s paychecks, until a pension reform bill is signed into law. In response, Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan have filed a joint lawsuit against Governor Quinn, challenging the constitutionality of his line-item veto.
Someone you should know: John Kamis, Senior Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn By Tiffany Elking Government Lawyers, June 2012 As Senior Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn, John Kamis knows the interplay between the lobbyists and community interest groups, and understands the inner-workings of both chambers.

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