Susana Mendoza

Illinois comptroller: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due to the prolonged budget impasse, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said Sunday.

At a news conference, Munger said it isn't fair that members of the General Assembly and other statewide office holders — herself included — be paid on time each month when agencies, vendors and others are having to wait months for money they're owed or are having to slash programs or shut down due to the lack of funding.

"It is only appropriate that we all wait in line to receive payment," she said.

Munger said that although...