A local lawmaker is supporting legislation that would require state agencies to submit their bill to the comptroller for review.
Sen. Chapin Rose supports the bill that was vetoed by the governor. Gov. Rauner claimed that an upcoming computer system would make this task unnecessary. Sen. Rose says the system is not yet operational, and thinks there should be transparency in Illinois government.
Sen. Rose originally supported the governor's view in the original vote, but has changed his mind since new information regarding the computer system has become available. He believes there are too many glitches in the system currently, and it cannot be trusted at this time.
The legislation would require state agencies to send their bills to the comptroller after thirty days and would improve transparency.