Proposal for Illinois to borrow $4B to pay bills
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state lawmaker is proposing Illinois borrow $4 billion to pay its overdue bills, saying agencies and vendors who do business with the state are in dire straits and need to be paid.
The bill from Rep. Esther Golar, a Chicago Democrat, would allow Illinois to borrow the money and use it toward bills more than a month past due as of September.
But Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Tuesday the worst thing the state could do is take on more debt.
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