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April 28, 2021

State’s unpaid bill backlog shrinks to $3.5 billion — and in Illinois, that’s called ‘remarkable’

— Chicago Sun-Times | Hinton, R. — The drop in the backlog — which, at its highest point, stood at $16.7 billion in 2017 — means […]
April 23, 2021

The clock is ticking at last on paycheck shenanigans in Springfield

— Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn — Listen to this article. State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said the needle on her shenanigans detector jumped dramatically shortly after […]
April 21, 2021

Op-ed: Susana Mendoza: Ex-lawmakers trying to claw back rejected raises are wasting taxpayer money

— Chicago Tribune Op-ed | Mendoza, S. — Listen to this article. On behalf of all Illinois taxpayers, I’d like to ask our state’s “Million Dollar […]
March 16, 2021

“This is not Christmas,” Illinois comptroller warns of federal relief money [AUDIO]

— NPR Marketplace | Ryssdal, K. and Hollenhorst, M. — Listen to the interview on NPR Marketplace.   The American Rescue Plan, the latest coronavirus relief […]
March 5, 2021

Editorial: Pull plug on legislators’ windfall pay scam

— Champaign News Gazette | Editorial Board — Public policy that, by design, institutionalizes abuse of taxpayers ought to be repealed. How’s this for ridiculous? Illinois taxpayers […]
March 4, 2021

Editorial: One month’s pay for three days’ work?

— Kankakee Daily Journal | Editorial Board — The recent comings and goings in the Illinois House of Representatives is nothing short of a debacle. To catch […]
April 10, 2019

Editorial: Our View, Mendoza initiative a smart move

— The State Journal-Register | Editorial Board — When Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza champions new legislation or implements a new program, we usually find ourselves thinking: How […]
February 26, 2019

Downtown GOTV on Feb 26

It’s time to Get Out the Vote! We’ll be phone banking to make sure voters know why Susana Mendoza is the best candidate for Chicago mayor. […]
February 26, 2019

Southside GOTV on Feb 26

It’s time to Get Out the Vote! We’ll be phone banking to make sure voters know why Susana Mendoza is the best candidate for Chicago mayor. […]