State Furloughs Invite Suit

August 5, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — A top personnel officer in Gov. Quinn’s administration recommended against doubling the number of furlough days for non-union state workers, predicting a wave of litigation could swamp the $18 million in savings targeted under the pay-cut program.

But Quinn’s office signed off on the furlough expansion despite that official’s arguments two weeks ago in a confidential, page-long e-mail to lawyers in the governor’s office and in her own agency, the Department of Central Management Services.

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