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LIBERATE CHICAGO – EP 6 – NICHOLAS SARWARK, CLAIRE BALL, HARAMBE

Liberate Chicago This weekend, I was invited as a guest on Liberate Chicago along with National LP Chair Nicholas J. Sarwark. Jordan and Ted asked great questions, and allowed me the chance to talk about aspects of the Comptroller’s office

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RAUNER SAYS HE SEES THROUGH TRANSPARENCY BILL – RAISING GOP, DEM IRE

Chicago Sun-Times While I agree with the governor that updating the computer systems for the state is a great necessity, he should not be vetoing decent legislation because of it. As an accountant I know first-hand the joys of tracking

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EVEN ILLINOIS’S CFO DOESN’T KNOW HOW MANY BILLS ARE UNPAID

Bloomberg Markets The Debt Transparency Act has passed one hurdle this week, as the House voted to override governor Rauner’s veto of the bill. This Act would change the requirement of reporting how many bills each governmental agency has not

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ILLINOIS ISSUES: IS THE STATE BUDGET BALANCED?

NPR Illinois Here’s an informative piece from NPR on how each side of the political monopoly deems the fiscal year 18 budget balanced or not balanced. Assumptions always play a big role, with government always choosing the best case scenario.