CHICAGO— Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said state lawmakers won’t be paid next month unless they pursue a legal challenge or override Gov. Pat Quinn’s action stripping their pay authorization out of the fiscal 2014 budget.

Quinn used his amendatory veto powers earlier this month on the appropriation in an attempt to pressure lawmakers to reach agreement on a comprehensive pension reform package. His move came after lawmakers failed to meet his July 9 deadline for action on reforms.

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