How The Illinois Attorney General Wants To End The Budget Impasse

In this Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan looks during the State of the State Address in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to expand his web of blame for the historic state budget stalemate last week by including Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is trying a new legal tacit to force a compromise in Illinois' budget impasse: have a judge stop paychecks to state employees. Seth Perlman / AP Photo
In this Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan looks during the State of the State Address in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to expand his web of blame for the historic state budget stalemate last week by including Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is trying a new legal tacit to force a compromise in Illinois' budget impasse: have a judge stop paychecks to state employees. Seth Perlman / AP Photo

How The Illinois Attorney General Wants To End The Budget Impasse

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking to prevent state workers from being paid unless state lawmakers approve a budget – no small task considering the state hasn’t seen one for more than a year.

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