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RAUNER ADMINISTRATION SAYS MENDOZA DECISION ON PAYROLL COULD JEOPARDIZE SERVICES

State Journal-Register You know, I sincerely hoped Comptroller Mendoza would do the job of Comptroller for a while, for at least a few months, before maneuvering her political chessmen around on the Governmental board. Hope springs eternal, but I’m going

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HAS GOV. RAUNER EVER INTRODUCED A BALANCED BUDGET?

WVIK THANK YOU Brian Mackey for actually trying to answer this question. Governmental budgeting is a tricky thing, as I’m finding the more research I do. Mr. Mackey explains it very well in this article, talking about the restraints around

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MORNING SPIN: COMPTROLLER MENDOZA RIPS RAUNER ON BUDGET IMPASSE

Chicago Tribune Yowza, we’ve got some harsh words coming from the Comptroller. Comptroller Mendoza has been on the offensive over the last month or so, and here’s just another example of it. I will say I did not know the

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BRUCE RAUNER HIRES LESLIE MUNGER AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR

Chicago Tonight Wow wow wow, I did not see this one coming. But I guess I should have. It wasn’t bad enough that our governor hired up a bunch of Ex-Comptroller Munger’s staff after Democrat Mendoza won the Comptroller’s race.

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ILLINOIS BUDGET IMPASSE CRIPPLES STATE DEBT, INVESTMENT

Quad-City Times Further and further down the rabbit hole our government is pushing us. The financials – which give you the true story of what our government is doing, are getting worse and worse with each passing day. Our investments

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ILLINOIS’ ‘GRAND BARGAIN’ GIVES LAWMAKERS $38.5-BILLION SPENDING CAP

Illinois News Network Are you KIDDING me?!? I haven’t been following the talks surrounding this “grand bargain” to get to a balanced budget but if this little FYI is accurate I’m disgusted. The government is acting like a spoiled teen,

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MENDOZA’S DEPUTY GETS CONSOLATION PRIZE: PBC CHIEF

Chicago Sun-Times Government jobs should not be consolation prizes. As I’ve said previously, you should be hired for a role based on credentials and experience, and what has the deputy-clerk done that warrants her be the executive director of the

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23 FORMER MUNGER WORKERS HIRED BY RAUNER ADMINISTRATION

The State Journal-Register This is the kind of favoritism I hate because it’s so blatant and biased and we’re the ones footing the bill. And I don’t care that the numbers are less than a prior administration – just because

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DEMS URGED TO STOP SUING FOR PAY, START WORKING ON BUDGET DEAL

Sangamon Sun I’m sure everyone heard about the six Democrat state representatives who filed suit on Dec. 2nd against Republican Munger to bump their paychecks back to the head of the line. It was both a bold and cowardly move.