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.
Comptroller Pushing For Law Halting Elected Officials' Pay Until Balanced Budget PassesIllinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger wants a law mandating elected officials not get paid unless a balanced budget has been passed.
Munger Says State Payment Delays Could Reach Six MonthsDespite the stopgap budget approved by the governor and state lawmakers, Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger said the state’s pile of unpaid bills is expected to total more than $10 billion by the end of the year.
State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state's budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors. WBBM's Nancy Harty reports the comptroller will make them wait for their paychecks.
Comptroller: Illinois Will Fall $6.2B In Debt Without BudgetMunger said Tuesday that spending will outpace last year's rates by $1.2 billion, and factored in a $5 billion revenue drop from the rolled back temporary income tax increase.
Comptroller: State Budget Standoff Impacting Domestic Violence ProgramsIllinois State Comptroller urged Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly to resolve their difference over the still-stalled state budget, as she tried to call attention to domestic violence programs that have been suffering without state funding.
Federal Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered PaymentsU.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman broached the subject of holding the state in contempt of court. She ultimately ordered the Illinois state comptroller's office to determine within 48 hours which providers of service to developmentally disabled residents must be funded despite an ongoing budget impasse.
Comptroller: Illinois On Pace To Rack Up $5B DeficitMunger's office said Tuesday it doesn't have enough money to write timely checks to service providers even on court-ordered payments.
Judge: Illinois Can't Pay Workers In Full Without State BudgetThe stakes just got higher in the battle over the state budget. A Cook County judge has ruled that Illinois cannot keep paying its state employees their full salaries without a budget in place, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Attorney General Madigan Seeks Court Guidance On Illinois BillsAttorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a judge to clarify what state government is obligated to pay even though lawmakers and the governor have not approved a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
Attorney General Madigan Asks Judge To OK Payments Without State BudgetDemocrat Lisa Madigan announced Thursday that she has been working with Comptroller Leslie Munger to identify essential services that can be funded without appropriation authority from the General Assembly.