Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn appealed an arbitrator's ruling that said
the state contract requires paying raises to members of the American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The arbitrator said the governor should start paying the increases
immediately and back pay within 30 days.
A circuit judge on Friday granted the Democratic governor's
request to hold off on paying nearly 30,000 affected state workers.
Another hearing is set for Wednesday.
Quinn announced July 1 he wouldn't pay the 2 percent raises, worth
about $75 million, because he says lawmakers didn't give him enough
money in the budget to cover them
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