Illinois’s backlog of unpaid bills is now at an all-time high. Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office says the stack jumped from $13.3 billion to $14.3 billion in the past week.
Mendoza says that’s because the Rauner administration has released a billion dollars’ worth of bills that had been sitting in state agencies.
Those expenses aren’t included in the state’s totals until the bills are sent to the comptroller’s office.
Mendoza wants the law changed to require all agencies to submit monthly reports on the amount of bills that they are holding but haven’t yet submitted for payment.