Veto session is just one week away and lawmakers are expected to find a way to reinstate pay for regional superintendents. Bob Daiber, with the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents, says the option to pay them from the Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax fund has stirred up a bit of controversy.
[audio:rddPay1.mp3]A Word From Daiber[/audio]
The 44-elected superintendents have been working for free for nearly four months. Governor Pat Quinn cut their salaries from the budget in an effort to save about ten-million dollars. Quinn wants the regional superintendents to be paid from the corporate personal property replacement taxes instead of from the state's operating budget.