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Bill Transparency Act Could Have Revealed Billions in Bills

Lawmakers disagreed with the Governor in the Illinois House over a bill that requires state agencies to report every month how many bills they are holding on to. 
Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill early this year but in unanimous fashion the House voted to make it law. The bill and its passage comes as lawmakers and others find out about an essentially an unknown $2.8 billion spent last fiscal year. 
The bills were revealed in bond offering the state made to Wall Street. Democrat Rep. David McSweeney says if the bill was already the law then everyone would have known about what apparently only the Governor had been aware of. 
The Comptrollers’ website puts the bill backlog currently at $16.4 billion.

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