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COMPTROLLER MENDOZA UPGRADES WEBSITE TO SHOW ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS WHERE THEIR MONEY IS BEING SPENT
November 14, 2017

Backlog falls to $9.5 billion after Comptroller uses $6.48 billion in bond proceeds to cut into state’s $16.7 billion backlog of unpaid bills

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STATE SENATE VOTES 52-3 TO OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO OF COMPTROLLER MENDOZA'S DEBT TRANSPARENCY ACT
November 8, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — In an unprecedented show of bi-partisan unity, 34 Democratic and 18 Republican state senators joined House members of both parties to overwhelmingly override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of Comptroller Susana Mendoza's Debt Transparency Act.

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COMPTROLLER MENDOZA USES BOND PROCEEDS TO BEGIN PAYING DOWN BACKLOG OF UNPAID BILLS
November 8, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza moved quickly today to use proceeds from Illinois' recent General Obligation bond sale to begin paying down a major portion of the state's current $16.7 billion backlog and, critically, stop the clock on a mountain of interest payments accruing on Illinois' late bills, some dating back to 2015.

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