The Illinois Comptroller is getting ready to write a check to a state lawmaker for an entire’s month’s work, even though they resigned their office on January 1st. Susana Mendoza says it’s wrong that she has to pay Democrat Martin Sandoval for the rest of the month, she calls it an exit bonus and wants it to stop.
Mendoza is backing legislation that would close the loophole and only pay lawmakers for the actual number of days they worked in a pay period. Mendoza called the practice
The Comptroller’s office issues paychecks to state workers. Mendoza also wants to pay lawmakers twice a month rather than once a month.