SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Senate has approved legislation which will bring transparency to a program that allows lenders to claim millions in late payment interest penalties originally owed to vendors who have done business with the state. Republican and Democratic senators came together Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 3560 by a 44-1 margin.
Penalties in the last two-and-a-half years add up to more than penalties from the previous 18 years combined.
Chicago, IL — During the past two-and-a-half years under Governor Bruce Rauner’s Administration, the State of Illinois has racked up late payment interest penalties totaling $100 million more than it incurred under the previous four administrations, a period of 18 years, combined.
Transparency initiative would end long-standing practice of "offshoring" Governor staff salaries to state agencies to mask the Governor's budget
SPRINGFIELD —The Illinois House today unanimously passed Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza's "Truth in Hiring" Act to bring all "offshored" employees of the Governor's office back into the Governor's budget. State Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, sponsored the bi-partisan bill in the House.