State layoffs deferred...for now

Lawsuit against Rauner's cuts forestalls layoffs

State employees targeted for layoff got a temporary reprieve Friday, pending the results of an ongoing lawsuit.

Anders Lindall, spokesman for AFSCME Council 31, said the union was notified Friday by the administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner that layoffs scheduled for Sept. 30 would be delayed until litigation over state cuts is resolved. The lawsuit in question started as a motion to make the state issue employee paychecks, but it has since been amended to include layoffs and state employee health insurance claims, which the state stopped paying last week.

Contact Patrick Yeagle at pyeagle@illinoistimes.com.


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