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State could hold other checks, too

State could hold other checks, too

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State employee's only receive 50 percent of their normal pay when they are injured and go on disability. They still have federal taxes taken out of this 50 percent. Now the state wants to hold their pay back until October 2006.

Why doesn't the state hold back all those welfare checks? Hold back pay raises for all the state employees , including the governor and all the other "highly paid" state staff? Why don't they cancel all state building and road contracts? Why don't they pay back the money they have borrowed from state pension funds? What happened to all the money the state makes from motor fuel taxes and gambling ?

Maybe the governor should move to Springfield, the "seat of government," like the state of Illinois Constitution states, and we wouldn't have the extra expenses to move between Springfield and Chicago. Maybe we just need someone honest with common sense to run the state. Good luck!

Lynn C. Shindel

Rural Bloomington

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