State Comptroller Won't Give Judges Raises This Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

State Comptroller Daniel Hynes doesn't plan to do so when he writes monthly checks Thursday for more than 900 Illinois judges.

Hynes says the high court can't direct him to boost judges' salaries when the governor has vetoed money for the raises due to Illinois' budget deficit.

The state attorney general has filed a motion on Hynes' behalf to vacate the court order.

Two circuit court judges want to see the cost-of-living raises in their next paycheck. So they're suing the comptroller and the governor over the issue.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich vetoed about $4.5 million in cost-of-living increases for the state's constitutional officers, judges and lawmakers.


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