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Some Ill. Lawmakers to “Self-Furlough”

Some Ill. Lawmakers to “Self-Furlough”

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Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days.

Reps. Fred Crespo, Marty Moylan and Don Moffitt are among those who plan to give the minimum $3,100 bump they’ll see in their paychecks this year to charity.

The General Assembly has approved legislation each year sacrificing one day of pay per month since 2009. They say such legislation was impossible to enact this year after a Cook County court ruling which found a line-item veto last summer of legislators’ salaries was unconstitutional.

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