Judy Baar Topinka http://northernpublicradio.org en Comptroller Topinka: Bill Backlog Will Mushroom, Non-Profits Can Help http://northernpublicradio.org/post/comptroller-topinka-bill-backlog-will-mushroom-non-profits-can-help <p>Expect the state to be nine billion dollars behind in paying its bills by the end of the year. That was the grim message <a href="http://www.ioc.state.il.us/">State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka </a>had for a gathering of not-for-profit agencies Monday at <a href="http://www.rockford.edu/?">Rockford University</a>. She’s enlisting their help to find ways to ease the financial pressure on groups that depend on state money to serve their clients.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:04:03 +0000 Susan Stephens 33021 at http://northernpublicradio.org Comptroller Topinka: Bill Backlog Will Mushroom, Non-Profits Can Help UPDATED STORY: Parts Of New Illinois Budget Remain Unsigned http://northernpublicradio.org/post/updated-story-parts-new-illinois-budget-remain-unsigned <p><strong>Update on 7/12/13: Workers at state parks and fairs will get paid after all, according to Brad Hahn, spokesman for the Illinois comptroller. He says the portion of the budget affecting them has been signed by Governor Quinn, so the threat of late paychecks for those workers is over.&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p><p>Tens of thousands of state workers in Illinois are at risk of missing their next paycheck. That's because Governor Pat Quinn hasn't signed a bill that covers certain elements of the new state budget. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Mike Moen 32639 at http://northernpublicradio.org UPDATED STORY: Parts Of New Illinois Budget Remain Unsigned Legal Questions Raised After Quinn's Budget Veto http://northernpublicradio.org/post/legal-questions-raised-after-quinns-budget-veto <p>Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's move to suspend pay for Illinois lawmakers. On Wednesday, he vetoed that portion of the state budget. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:26:58 +0000 WNIJ news 32773 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Comptroller Issues Financial Warning http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-comptroller-issues-financial-warning <p>A new report from the state's comptroller finds Illinois' budget hangs in the balance of debt and need. Republican Judy Baar Topinka says companies, organizations and individuals hired by the state will have to wait to get paid. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:37:07 +0000 WNIJ 21440 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Comptroller Issues Financial Warning Illinois Comptroller says struggling non-profits will get payment priority http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-comptroller-says-struggling-non-profits-will-get-payment-priority <p>Non-profit organizations in Illinois are being urged to call the state comptroller, if delayed payments from Springfield are threatening their operations. <a href="http://www.ioc.state.il.us/">Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka</a> is touring the state, urging social-service providers to reach out to her office.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:39:27 +0000 Mike Moen 15817 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Comptroller says struggling non-profits will get payment priority