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Mary E Flowers

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

December 5, 2016

Belleville News Democrat

Illinois lawmakers prove whose interests matter most: Theirs

Some members of the Illinois House don't like being treated like every other person currently owed $10.4 billion by our deadbeat state.

On Friday state Reps. Mary Flowers, Emmanuel Chris Welch, Kate Cloonen, Lisa Hernandez, Silvana Tabares and Sonya Harper filed suit as Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger was literally headed out the door. The Republican appointee instituted a policy in April that put pay for all elected state leaders in the pile with all the other state bills awaiting payment, but the six Democrats sued her office because they...