CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — The candidates for Illinois comptroller are working to show their independence from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Democratic Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza met Thursday with the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board, WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
Mendoza said Munger has been delaying payments to state’s pension funds, even though so-called pension holidays are over.
“We haven’t funded them yet,” Mendoza said. “I’m one who absolutely believes we have to reform pensions in the state of Illinois.”
Rauner appointed Munger to the job controlling Illinois’ checkbook after then-Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died.