Mendoza slammed Rauner for having misplaced priorities and made clear her intention to lay a fresh set of eyes on the state’s balance sheet.
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The university will close its campus and require most employees to take five unpaid days off during the week of spring break.
State Comptroller Susana Mendoza painted a bleak picture of Illinois’ fiscal health, and pointed a finger at Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“It’s not time to give up. There’s never a time to give up. We cannot give up. What would this state look like?” State Sen. Toi Hutchinson said.
Illinois would charge sales tax on storage lockers, private detectives, lawn care and body piercing under legislation introduced in the Senate.
“The governor injected himself into the process and doesn’t want this approved in this form,” Senate President John Cullerton said.
A bill to create six new casinos while a pension reform measure once again failed to garner enough votes.