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Senate President John Cullerton earlier this year | AP

Illinois Senate rejects 2 percent pay raise

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The Illinois Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to stop a roughly $1,400 pay raise for lawmakers.

The House last week voted to stop the pay hike. Both rejected the automatic 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment.

Both Democrats and Republicans came together on the bill, as the budget impasse continues.

Last week, Senate President John Cullerton told the Sun-Times the bill was “blatantly unconstitutional,” but that he’d support it.

The bill was passed 49-2 to without debate.

Voting against the bill were Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, and Kimberly Lightford, D-Westchester.

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