Illinois Comptroller Says State’s Financial Condition Moving In The Right Direction

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said the state’s financial condition is moving in the right direction despite a structural deficit, multi-billion dollar backlog of bills and one of the highest unfunded pension liabilities in the nation. During a virtual conversation Friday with Southern Illinois University, Mendoza said Illinoisans are paying enormous property taxes, adding that Illinois is not taking in enough revenue. That’s a point of contention with Republicans, who say the state is spending too much money in the wrong places.