State Lawmakers Must Get Paid For Whole Month Even If They Serve Only A Day Under State Law; Comptroller Mendoza Wants That To ChangeFor most of us, you work a day, you get paid for a day. But Illinois law says if you work a day, you get paid for an entire month - if you're a state lawmaker.
Illinois Has Spent $168.5 On COVID-19 Fight Since March 24; Comptroller Susana Mendoza Explains How Budgeting WorksA total of $168.5 million in taxpayer money has been spent since March 24 battling the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois alone.
Mendoza: Public Servant, Double-Dipper Or Both?Out of the 1.7 million dollars Mendoza has in her campaign fund, more than a third, $650,000, is from the Illinois Democratic Party. In other words, from Mike Madigan.
Susanna Mendoza Continues Comptroller’s Critters Program Started By Her Late Predecessor Illinois Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, a longtime animal welfare advocate, is reviving an animal rescue program started by her late predecessor.
Illinois Judge Rules In Favor Of Lawmakers Seeking PayIllinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she'll comply with the order but would ask her lawyers to appeal the judge's ruling.
Illinois Comptroller Candidates To Meet In Televised DebateThe major party candidates running for Illinois comptroller are set to square off in their only televised debate.
Candidates Spending Record Amounts To Win Lesser Known Office Of Illinois ComptrollerThe race between Republican Leslie Munger and Democrat Susana Mendoza is in many ways a grudge match between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Topinka Announces Re-Election Bid For Illinois ComptrollerIllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, has declared her run for re-election next year.
Topinka Warns Of Devastating Effects From Fiscal CliffIllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state will face devastating consequences if the federal government goes over the fiscal cliff.
Topinka: New Web Portal Allows The Public To Monitor State's FinancesIllinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a new Web site that allows the public, government watchdogs, and the media to follow the state’s finances more easily.
Topinka: 15 To 20 Years Is Appropriate For BlagojevichIllinois 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.
Topinka: Bankruptcy For Illinois A Bad IdeaIllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state should not even think about bankruptcy.
Topinka: Why Didn't State Lawmakers Make Cuts?The state's new comptroller is incredulous that Illinois lawmakers would impose a whopping increase on taxpayers without passing a single budget cut.