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Illinois Comptroller

What the Illinois Comptroller Race Results Could Mean for State Budget Crisis

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.07.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion No analysis of the race for Illinois comptroller is complete without the term "proxy war." It's a term Illinois voters have heard and exp...

Reboot Illinois/BGA Comptroller Questionnaire

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.14.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With Illinois mired in a budget crisis, who should get paid by the state, when, and how should that be prioritized? Should citizens be able to see who...

Illinois Constitution Is for Rule of Law, Not Political Benefits

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.15.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's nothing mysterious or complicated about the Illinois Constitution's directive on state expenditures. They all must be defined by the General Assembly. Without an appropriation, there is no authority to spend.

Illinois Remembers the Life of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.09.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died Dec. 10 at the age of 70 after suffering a stroke the day before. She had just been elected to her second term as comptroller in November and was the only woman in Illinois to ever hold two constitutional state offices, as comptroller and treasurer.

IRMA President: Illinois' Fight on Patent Trolls Must Move to the Federal Level

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.14.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Though Illinois has passed laws against patent-trolling shakedowns, the head of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association believes this is a battle only the federal government can fight.

Senator's Daughter Challenges 'Kooky Old Aunt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The Illinois lieutenant governor is seeking to unseat the Republican state comptroller, who former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) once described as a "kooky...