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Equal Rights Amendment reaches support threshold; implementation likely stalled Equal Rights Amendment reaches support threshold; implementation likely stalled

Equal Rights Amendment reaches support threshold; implementation likely stalled

Two years after Illinois’ Legislature approved new language for the U.S. Constitution codifying that rights cannot be denied due to gender, the Equal Rights Amendment gained enough state support to be ratified. Its potential implementation is more complicated, though.

Comptroller to lawmakers: No more pay for time not worked Comptroller to lawmakers: No more pay for time not worked

Comptroller to lawmakers: No more pay for time not worked

Illinois’ chief fiscal officer announced a plan this week to remedy the “ridiculous” law that allows legislators to be paid for days they did not hold office. Representatives and senators are paid in 12 equal disbursements on the last working day of each month. Current law allows lawmakers to receive a full salary as long as they hold office at least one day in each pay...
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