Occupy St. Louis protestors say they won't leave
The 100 or so Occupy St. Louis campers who have been staying at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis have been told to move out, but many have no plans to leave.
The Illinois House approved a plan to pay regional school superintendents after Gov. Pat Quinn erased funding for their salaries last summer.
The House voted 74-36 Wednesday to use local property tax funds to pay superintendents and their assistants in 44 regional education offices. It would pay them for just one year.
Legislation to restore salaries for regional school superintendents after they were wiped out by Gov. Pat Quinn has failed in the Illinois House.
The vote Thursday was 59 to 55, but lawmakers can vote again later.
A House Committee had approved the legislation on Tuesday.
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.
Illinois's 44 regional superintendents have decided not to appeal a court ruling that upheld Gov. Pat Quinn's right to cut funding for their salaries from the current state budget.
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