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ILLINOIS SCHOOLS FINALLY GET GENERAL STATE AID PAYMENTS
September 7, 2017

Comptroller’s office sends out $805 million this week

 

CHICAGO— Just after midnight Thursday morning, Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office began transmitting $541 million in General State Aid to schools around the state. These are the funds that were supposed to go out on August 10th and 20th, but were delayed because the Governor vetoed the School Funding Bill.

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THE COST OF INACTION: $120 MILLION & COUNTING
September 6, 2017

Comptroller Mendoza urges Governor to refinance state debt

 

CHICAGO – Two months ago today, the General Assembly authorized Governor Bruce Rauner to refinance a portion of Illinois’ $15.4 billion bill backlog. 

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COMPTROLLER MENDOZA'S STATEMENT ON DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
September 5, 2017

CHICAGO — As the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a proud natural born citizen of the United States of America, I stand with the DREAMers and I call on President Trump and members of Congress to affirm that America is still lifting the lamp beside the golden door and not punishing good people for the actions of their parents. America is not just a country; it is the greatest idea ever created. A place where dreams can become reality given hard work and some luck along the way. DREAMers represent the best among us; valedictorians and honor roll students; future doctors, lawyers, and teachers; and veterans who have risked their lives for their country which they call the United States of America. The reason that nearly a million people in America came out of the shadows and registered under DACA was because of a promise by the American government not to target them for deportation. To violate that contract now with productive members of American society would be to turn our backs on the principles of fairness that make this country great. I urge Congress to immediately get to work on correcting this wrong.

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