- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Republican wants to appeal a judge’s ruling that Illinois isn’t allowed to pay state workers in full during a budget standoff.

Cook County Judge Diane Joan Larsen ruled Tuesday that without a budget, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger may only pay some workers covered under a federal law.

Attorneys for Munger say it would take as long as a year to determine which employees would be paid. They say that means no workers will get a paycheck until Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature approve a budget.

Rauner spokesman Lance Trover says the governor believes state workers should be paid in full.

He says Rauner directed the state personnel agency to explore all legal options including an appeal and other emergency relief.


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