Illinois Comptroller: Be Honest With State Paychecks
(Springfield, IL) — The woman who pays Illinois’ bills wants to make it easier to let people follow the money. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza yesterday introduced what she’s calling the Truth in Hiring Act which would require the governor’s office to pay its workers from the governor’s budget. A handful of lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, are joining the call. Mendoza says governors of both parties have, for years, hidden the true cost of their administrations by paying workers with money from other state agencies. Mendoza says if Illinois had the law now, taxpayers would know that Governor Rauner is spending nearly twice as much on staff as he is allotted in the state budget.
Benjamin Yount/acb IL)
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