Local attorney says ruling on lawmaker pay not surprising
A local legal expert said what Governor Pat Quinn did by cutting lawmakers' pay defied constitutional common sense.
That's the word from Urbana attorney and Director of Trial Advocacy at the University of Illinois Steve Beckett.
A Cook County judge on Friday denied Quinn's request to stop paychecks from being issued to lawmakers while Quinn appeals the judge's ruling from Thursday that orders the state Comptroller to pay the legislators.
Beckett said he expected the judge to restore lawmakers' pay.
Beckett added that you can't blame the Governor for trying to cut lawmakers' pay, but it was the wrong decision.
Beckett made the comments Friday on the WDWS Morning Show.