Bill aims to pay Illinois lawmakers only for days they actually work

Bill aims to pay Illinois lawmakers only for days they actually work

No work, no pay: That’s the intent of a bill proposed by Illinois state Rep. Mike Murphy, R-Springfield, that would ensure lawmakers are only paid for days they actually work, according to WCIA-TV.

Murphy introduced the bill in January, but it has not seen action in the House Rules Committee since March. He believes now is a good time to take action on it in light of  former Chicago state representative Luis Arroyo’s resignation on Nov. 1 after he was charged with bribery.

“We had a representative recently resign the first of the month, so he’s going to be paid for the entire month,” Murphy told WCIA. “He’s going to get medical benefits, you know, insurance for the whole month. One more month will be added to his retirement and it’s just not right.”

Murphy called it “silly” that Illinois legislators can work one day of the month and still receive compensation as if they had worked for the whole month.

via illinoispolicy Bill aims to pay Illinois lawmakers only for days they actually work