Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to take a more active role in paying down the state’s unpaid bills.
Illinois's new budget authorizes the state to issue bonds to begin paying down its debts, but that process has to start with Rauner’s budget office.
Mendoza, a Democrat, basically said the Republican administration is dragging its feet.
“Every day that goes by without the capital from the new bonds being issued is costing taxpayers an additional $2 million a day," she said.