SEP 15, 2022
Comptroller Susana Mendoza speaks to the City Club of Chicago on Wednesday. [Blue Room Stream]
Illinois’ finances have come a long way since Comptroller Susana Mendoza took office in 2016. The state’s bill backlog has decreased by billions to a more typical amount now termed “accounts payable,” there have been six credit upgrades and funds to provide the state with a cushion in the event of an economic downturn have received recent boosts.
But there’s still more work to do to make the progress gained since the two-year budget impasse that ended in 2017 permanent, Mendoza told members of the City Club of Chicago Wednesday.
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