Quinn Says State's Overdue Bills Shrinking
(Springfield, IL) -- Governor Pat Quinn is bragging about winnowing down the state's pile of unpaid bills to three-point-nine-billion dollars, the lowest point since 2010 when it was just under ten-billion dollars. State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the picture isn't that rosy, though. She says Quinn's not counting Medicaid bills that are waiting to be paid, but not yet past due. Including those bills pushes the backlog to four-point-four-billion dollars.