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Bill Backlog
Comptroller Susana Mendoza addresses a women's march earlier this year in Springfield.
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Interview: ‘I Shouldn’t Have This Much Power’

Illinois government has been deadlocked on a state budget for 23 months. During that time, the once-perfunctory job of comptroller has gained in power and prominence. On paper, Susana Mendoza is simply in charge of paying the state's bills. But because there’s not nearly enough money to meet Illinois’ obligations, Mendoza must decide who to pay in what order.

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