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Report: It pays to be an Illinois lawmaker

Jul 28, 2016

Illinois lawmakers are making full-time money for part-time work, according to a report from the Illinois Policy Institute.

Lawmakers cost taxpayers an average of more than $100,000 each every year, after benefits and taxpayer contributions to lawmakers’ flailing pension fund are factored in.

The report comes at a time when Illinois faces budget crises. Lawmakers failed to pass a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and…

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