Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is on the front lines of dealing with the disaster that the 3-headed monster of Governor Pat Quinn, Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have created when it comes to the state's finances.
She' been pretty innovative on how to 'do more with less'. From the Sun-Times:
Illinois for several years has been delaying the payment of billions of dollars in bills for months at a time. This has caused schools, hospitals and social service agencies to borrow money, cut jobs and services and take on personal debt.
Topinka boasts that she has implemented a policy of prioritizing payments for not-for-profit and service agencies that serve the state's most vulnerable residents. She says there are "no favorites" but that she works with state agencies, lawmakers and vendors themselves to understand which situations are most dire.Make no mistake, Illinois. We got in this mess because of the total control the Democratic Party has had on our state. They have veto-proof majorities in both chambers in Springfield and we've had three terms of Blagojevich/Quinn to drive us further into debt.
We need to send Judy Topinka back to the Comptroller's office. And...she needs your help. Go over to her site and sign up to get involved.