Has the budget impasse negatively affected you, someone you know, or your community? The office of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza wants to hear from you.
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is the state’s chief fiscal officer, and one of her duties is to make sure the state pays its bills on time. Unfortunately, the Comptroller can’t pay bills on time because Illinois has gone nearly two years without a budget.
Every day, she and her staff do what they can to preempt emergencies — like a social service provider closing its doors or an Illinois resident losing the home health care she needs to live. While the Comptroller is doing her best to prevent emergencies, the reality is that our state is in the midst of the worst fiscal crisis in its history, and she can’t help everyone who needs payment.
One thing she can do, is tell the stories of Illinoisans who are negatively affected by the budget impasse, so the state’s leaders can face the fact that they are not just numbers on a spreadsheet; they are real people who are being hurt. Our leaders and fellow citizens need to know the personal toll that this unnecessary crisis is having on families, friends and neighbors across the state.
Note: Submissions here will not impact the timing of payment of vouchers. This is simply a venue for the public to share their personal experiences and speak out about how the lack of a budget has impacted their lives.