Illinois lawmakers have taken the first steps toward restoring salaries for the state's regional superintendents.
A House committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would take the salaries out of a special tax fund for local government.
Now the full House will consider the plan.
Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power to eliminate salaries for regional superintendents and their assistants. He said the state shouldn't pay for local officials when money is so tight.
The superintendents have not been paid since June. Some have been given emergency aid by local governments, while others have resigned.
Quinn suggested paying superintendents out of something called the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund.
That's what a House appropriations committee voted to do Tuesday.