The Road to Financial Recovery: Comptroller Mendoza (D) on Illinois’ Tough Journey Ahead

State Capitol:  We go 0ne-on-One with Comptroller Susana Mendoza as she explains how her office was able to successfully pay off nearly $10 billion in the state’s backlog of bills.

This interview was conducted on the day the legislature passed the FY 2019 Budget.  We get her thoughts on the damage done to the state by the long budget standoff, and where she is in now sending money to those organizations that waited years for funding.

We also discuss what reforms she would like to see to the state’s tax system and how bond rating agencies are reacting to her office’s initiatives.