Hardworking employees deserve to be paid

In response to the budget stalemate and a Cook County Judge preventing the State of Illinois from paying state employees, State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) Chief Co-Sponsored legislation to make sure all state government employees continue to receive their paycheck.

On Tuesday, July 7, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane Larsen issued a temporary court order preventing Comptroller Munger from issuing paychecks to all state government employees.

House Bill 4245 sponsored by Rep. Bryant permits Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger to send pay checks to all employees of State agencies, constitutional offices, State universities, community colleges, and any agency, board, or commission.

According to State Representative Terri Bryant, “The hardworking employees in our State governent should continue to receive a paycheck without delay. I chief co-sponsored this legislation because I think government employees who show up and do their job should receive a paycheck on pay day. State employees have bills to pay just like everyone else, it is very deceitful to expect a person to show up to work without the assurance they will get paid on time.”