House Speaker Disappointed Over Delay in Lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's disappointed a judge has delayed ruling on the legislator salary lawsuit.

The Governor used veto powers to suspend pay because of inaction on pensions last month. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued in response, claiming a misuse of power.

A Cook County judge will hear arguments Sept. 18, meaning lawmakers could miss another paycheck.

Madigan told reporters Wednesday before a closed-door speech that voting to override Quinn is still a possibility.

Madigan says he has no plans to step down from his position. He says that's something his daughter, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, knew while considering a 2014 gubernatorial bid.

She announced last month she'd seek re-election, saying she couldn't run for governor while her father remained speaker.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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