Press Releases

May 06

  A 6th upgrade in less than a year proves Illinois is on the right path toward fixing its finances.

May 05

  State’s Turnaround Toward Fiscal Responsibility Being Recognized by Top Credit Rating Agencies Including Fitch

Apr 21

  For the second time in less than a year, Moody’s Investors Services, one of the “Big Three” credit rating agencies in the United States, announced Thursday that it upgraded Illinois’ credit rating. 

Apr 19

  Gov. JB Pritzker signed a historically responsible budget today

Apr 09

  Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza applauds the legislature for passing a FY '23 budget that saves for the future, utilizes extra revenue to support working families, and addresses the pension shortfall and other structural issues.

Mar 30

  Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza has paid back the final $297 million in short-term borrowing from 15 state funds needed to recover from the 2015-2017 budget impasse.

Mar 24

  The following statement can be attributed in full to Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza:  

Feb 07

  Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza is asking the big three bond rating agencies – Fitch, Moody’s and S&P – to consider once again upgrading the state’s credit rating. 

Jan 12

  New weekly graphic contains bill backlog, bill payment cycle, Rainy Day Fund balance and pension liability information 

Jan 06

  Working-class state taxpayers will not have unpaid fines garnished from their tax returns this year as the fight against COVID-19 continues 



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