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Lawsuit Could Be Coming Over Canceled Raises

It could be a matter of days before AFSCME challenges some of Governor Pat Quinn's budget changes.  But if a judge doe not act, lawmakers almost certainly will.

Democrat Frank Mautino who helped write the new state budget, says Quinn may not be able to cancel raises for 30-thousand state workers.

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The governor says the state doesn't have the money to pay the raises. AFSCME officials say they signed a contract and should be paid.

Republican Senator Matt Murphy said Governor Rod Blagojevich should never had promised the raises.

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A lawsuit could come any day, according to AFSCME. Lawmakers are due back for the fall veto session in October.

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