Excerpt from the NW Herald:
"One of the lead co-sponsors of the bill, state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said it is “absolutely outrageous that members of the General Assembly should get a pay increase” when the state has not yet passed a budget.
“They should lock us in the capital until we pass a budget without a tax increase,” McSweeney said. He said that without passage of a budget, social service agencies are starting to feel the pressure."
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