Judy Baar Topinka
Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.
Illinois keeps falling farther behind on its debt, and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says it’s even worse than it appears.
Illinois State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rod Blagojevich for governor in 2006, now says he deserves the 15 to 20-year sentence prosecutors are seeking.
Illinois’ state treasurer and comptroller have given up, at least for now, on the idea of unifying their offices.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his new schools CEO took a knife to the Chicago Public Schools budget Thursday, but they also took a shot at state government for making the financial crisis worse.
Critics say the State of Illinois is robbing Peter to pay Paul in its plans to borrow money to balance the state budget, and now, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is calling for major changes.
The state is more than $4.5 billion behind in payments to doctors, hospitals, school districts, universities and businesses, according to state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
Illinois senators have signed off on a proposal to allow voters to decide if the state should combine the two offices that handle state finances.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state should not even think about bankruptcy.
The state’s new comptroller is incredulous that Illinois lawmakers would impose a whopping increase on taxpayers without passing a single budget cut.
The Seniors Ride Free program is only one of a number of financial issues facing the debt-ridden Regional Transportation Authority.
Democratic State Rep. David Miller has conceded in the race for Illinois comptroller.