News & Press

June 1, 2021

Comptroller’s ‘no exit bonus, no signing bonus’ reform passes in legislature’s ethics package

— 23 WIFR | WIFR Newsroom — View the article. ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Legislators of both parties exploited a loophole in state law that allowed […]
May 13, 2021

Illinois Comptroller Calls For Fiscal Discipline To Maintain Reduced Bill Backlog [AUDIO]

— NPR Illinois | Cantu, D. — Listen to the interview. Illinois has reduced its bill backlog to just under $4 billion — a far cry […]
May 9, 2021

Editorial: Smaller backlog is welcome news

— Quad-City Times | Editorial Board — View the article. Remember, a few years back, when Illinois was regularly letting its bills stack up. Like a […]
May 5, 2021

Editorial: Is Illinois no longer a deadbeat? Not exactly…

— Chicago Tribune | Editorial Board — Listen to the article. Good news has been all but nonexistent when it comes to the abysmal state of […]
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News Gazette | Editorial Board — Public policy that, by design, institutionalizes abuse of taxpayers ought to be repealed.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 […]