Use New Revenue to Pay Bill Backlog

In response to newly revised revenue estimates released this week that anticipate an additional $1.215 billion revenue for the current Fiscal Year, State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) is co-sponsoring a measure to urge the surplus money be used to pay Illinois’ $7 billion backlog of unpaid bills.

“We need to do a better job in Springfield of paying back our bills and cutting wasteful spending,” said Sosnowski. “Using this $1.215 billion to pay down Illinois several billions of dollars in unpaid bills would put the State in a substantially better position to balance its budget and relieve the burden we are placing on taxpayers.” Read more.