I’m tired of budget gimmicks and pay-to-play politics. That’s exactly what’s wrong with Illinois government – payoffs for the insiders at the expense of the taxpayers.
As your Comptroller, I will open up our state’s finances to regular people like you and me through our website, as well as with surveys seeking your input on our spending priorities.
You deserve both input and information on exactly how your tax dollars are being spent. The more transparent our budget is, the healthier our economy will be. And that means more jobs for everyone.
I’ll also protect the jobs we have. I’ll make sure that companies getting tax breaks keep their jobs here…in Illinois. And I’ll hold accountable any business that violates labor or environmental standards.
What Does the Comptroller Do?
Illinois’ Comptroller is elected by the voters of our state every four years. The Comptroller, the state’s Chief Fiscal Officer, is responsible for paying the state’s bills – ordering payments into and out of the state’s accounts. With Illinois’ budget deficit at record levels, it is more important than ever to elect a Comptroller who will be a fiscal watchdog and a careful manager of taxpayer dollars. Read more »
Improving the Economy
The Comptroller’s performance can have a great impact on the economy. When payments from the state are late, businesses and service providers often shut down and shed jobs. When payments are made in a timely fashion, business and service providers have more capital to flourish and create jobs. In order to do this, I’ll work to streamline payments, increase the use of electronic disbursements and normalize the state’s payment cycle. Read more »
We have a responsibility to take care of the most vulnerable among us, but also to live within our means. Like many states across the country, Illinois is in the midst of a budget crisis. But the crisis, preceded by years of budget gimmicks and creative accounting, should have caught no one by surprise. Read more »
Transparency and Accountability
As an elected official, I understand that the people of Illinois have put their trust in me to govern responsibly, use their money wisely, and focus on the their best interests – not my own. Read more »
Cracking Down on Corruption
Enough is enough. We must restore honesty and integrity to government, and we must do it now. As Comptroller, I will have a zero tolerance policy for companies doing business with the state that break the rules. Read more »
Access to Care
When I first opened my dental practice, I made a choice to locate my office in an underserved area of the state. I firmly believe that all people in Illinois should have access to care, regardless of their income. Read more »