New Illinois Comptroller Continues Withholding Pay From Lawmakers

New Illinois Comptroller Continues Withholding Pay From Lawmakers

Illinois’ new comptroller said she will continue the practice of prioritizing “the interests of the state’s most vulnerable people” before issuing public officials’ paychecks.

Democrat Susana Mendoza took the oath of office for comptroller Monday in the statehouse rotunda in Springfield.

She takes responsibility for writing the state’s checks as a handful of legislators from her party sued her office to be paid on time.