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Illinois' comptroller says the state's backlog of unpaid bills is growing again. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the backlog has grown to about $8.8 billion. The state's balance of unpaid bills was shrinking in the spring, thanks to
A supplemental appropriation is needed to come up with the money to fund back pay for state workers, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has made a supplemental funding request for $221 million for a variety of
Topinka's first news conference is set for Monday morning in Chicago. She'll make six other stops in Rockford, Moline, Springfield, Peoria, Quincy and Carbondale...Topinka's office is calling the database "The Warehouse" and says it will put records
One of the state's leading gay rights groups held a fundraiser Wednesday for two suburban Republican lawmakers who support same-sex marriage. The Equality Illinois fundraiser in Chicago supported Republican state Reps. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein and
September 9, 2013 9:36PM Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday urged Southland business leaders to apply pressure on area legislators to make shoring up the state's finances and rebuilding Illinois' credit ratings a priority.
Illinois finished the fiscal year with a smaller-than-projected backlog of unpaid bills thanks to a spring influx in unanticipated tax revenue, but those gains will be short-lived because of the state's unresolved pension problem, the comptroller
But the reprieve agencies across the state got as the state paid down some of its past-due bills this spring won't last long, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka warns. '+$('#art-byline-hide').html()+' '+$('#art-pubdate-hide').text()+' '+$('#art-
That position is currently held by Judy Barr Topinka, the former state GOP chair who lost to Rod Blagojevich in 2006. I'm running for comptroller because it's time we had a professional accountant watchdog with the Illinois checkbook, Blackburn said.
This might be the last election where voters in Illinois go to a school to cast a vote. A handful of Illinois lawmakers and Illinois police leaders want to stop using schools as polling places, saying it is just not safe anymore. I just know in my
Staff report Former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch, a longtime state senator and the first woman to win the Democratic nomination for governor, has died...Netsch died overnight, according to a family friend who answered the phone at Netsch's