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Pritzker restores state worker pay boosts, but says little about cost

Jan 16, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. J.B. Pritzker spent Day One as the state's chief executive undoing some of his predecessor's handiwork - unfreezing the pay levels of about 20,000 state workers by reinstating increases they had been denied.

The move was hailed by the workers' union - which had endorsed Pritzker's candidacy - but the newly seated governor could not immediately detail the cost or explain how he planned to pay for what he called an effort to lift up working families.

And as for a ...