Munger to Appeal Court Ruling Denying Payment to State Employees

Comptroller seeks to pay workers for services provided

CHICAGO, IL – Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger released the following statement Tuesday in response to a court ruling that state employees may not be paid during the budget impasse:

“I am disappointed and respectfully disagree with today’s ruling. We went to Court to ensure that my office can comply with federal law and compensate employees for services they are already providing to the state. Ultimately, that can best be accomplished by paying all workers as scheduled. I am most concerned about the impact this decision will have on our ability to pay those providing services to our most vulnerable residents, and I will continue to seek a remedy with their interests at the forefront of my mind.

“My office will soon file an appeal to today’s decision and will provide further information as it becomes available.”