Madigan Successor Who Resigned After Three Days Refuses Pay

Madigan Successor Who Resigned After Three Days Refuses Pay

CHICAGO (AP) – The hand-picked successor to former House Speaker Michael Madigan has decided not to accept a paycheck for keeping the job for only three days.

Former state Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt on Friday declined to take the salary he was entitled to under state law. Comptroller Susana Mendoza called on Kodatt to decline to take the full month’s pay of $5,788.66.

The 26-year-old Kodatt quit Wednesday. He was accused by his sponsors of questionable conduct they didn’t explain.

Mendoza also called on newly appointed state Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar to refuse the full month’s salary she’s entitled to under state law. Guerrero-Cuellar was appointed Thursday, with just two business days left in the month.

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