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Regional superintendents are asking a federal judge to reinstate their pay.   They’ve been working for free for almost two months after Governor Quinn eliminated their salaries from the budget.   Kelly Kraft, with the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget says the matter should be worked out sooner rather than later.

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Kraft says paying the superintendents out of the state’s operating fund isn’t Quinn’s priority.

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Kraft says they’ve had weekly meetings with representatives from the Regional Offices of Education to work out the deal.  She says legislation is being drafted but that means the superintendents will have to wait until October’s veto session to be paid.  That is of course, unless Governor Quinn sticks to his guns and calls lawmakers back to Springfield on September 13th.

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