This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court approved a stay requested by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. This stay effectively puts last week's ruling by an Appellate Court to rest until the Supreme Court rules on the appeal. The Appellate Court decision will not be enforced, allowing bonds to be sold and projects to continue.
The Illinois Attorney General's Office plans to file a brief with the Supreme Court on February 14th. No timeline has been given by the Supreme Court for when their decision could come.
Keep an eye on Local150.org for updated information regarding the challenge to the capital plan. The projects funded by this plan are among the main sources of employment for Local 150 members in Illinois, so Local 150 will continue to monitor the situation and work with legislators from both sides of the aisle to protect this legislation.
Click here to read the order, posted by Capitol Fax.