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Could Comptroller Force Budget Resolution?

Susana Mendoza talking to reporters in August

Democrat Susana Mendoza was sworn into the Illinois comptroller's office on Monday. Brian Mackey/WUIS

Could the new Illinois comptroller put an end to the state budget impasse? One columnist thinks it's a possibility.  Democrat Susana Mendoza was sworn into that office this week after winning a special election in November against Republican incumbent Leslie Munger. 

Matt Dietrich of Reboot Illinois thinks there's a way to force Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan to resolve their differences.  You can read his entire column at the Reboot Illinois website.