As pressure continues to mount at the state house to pass a budget that lawmakers and the governor can agree to another elected official is being dragged into the fight. Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she will follow what a court case in St. Clair County tells her to do when it comes to authorizing payments to state workers. But Governor Bruce Rauner has encouraged Mendoza to ignore what the court may decide and continue to pay them.
She says she won’t and notes if they are up to talking about what each other should be doing… it’s up to Rauner to submit the budget.
The Attorney General will argue the case next week and the court’s decision on state worker pay is expected by the end of the month.