Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza is pleased with the override of House Bill 3649, also known as the Debt Transparency Act. The bill would require monthly reporting of outstanding bills to the comptroller’s office rather than the currently statute that requires annual reporting.
Mendoza was in Taylorville Wednesday evening and says Governor Bruce Rauner originally vetoed the bill to try to conceal how the state is spending taxpayer dollars.
Mendoza says she only had access to about half of Illinois’ backlog of bills because of the old standard for reporting bills.
The Debt Transparency Act will go into effect on January 1.