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Judge sides with Ill. governor in pay dispute

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 10:31 am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois judge refused to intervene Friday in a dispute between regional school superintendents and Gov. Pat Quinn, who cut off their pay in July.

Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt noted the "extreme hardship" to 44 regional superintendents and their assistants who have been working without pay since July 1. But he said the governor "is vested with broad power."

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