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Failure to pay bills on time has cost Illinois nearly a billion dollars

Posted on May 12, 2016


This segment reports on the State of Illinois paying more than $900 million in penalties for late bill payments in the past six years, which is highlighted in the Civic Federation’s recent analysis of Governor Rauner’s FY2017 proposed budget. Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation, remarks that spending almost a billion dollars on penalties is basically fiscal mismanagement and notes that the money could have funded many other Illinois programs.