“Today the St. Clair County Circuit Court made a responsible decision to deny the Attorney General’s request to block paychecks to state workers amidst the current budget impasse. From the beginning I felt this was a political stunt. It is a waste of time and tax payer money to create these legal battles that distract everyone from our root problems.
Now it’s up to the General Assembly and the Governor to come together pass a balanced budget. However, to avoid future threats to state employees, I am supporting a bipartisan effort that would keep them from being used as political pawn permanently by guaranteeing their pay checks even in the absence of a budget.”