Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has filed paperwork to ensure a new deputy governor isn't paid from an insurance fund that is $4 billion behind on medical payments. The state comptroller received a letter from Rauner's fiscal officer. It requests that a portion of Leslie Munger's $138,000 salary come from a professional services fund.
The Associated Press reported that Munger was slated to be paid in part from the group health insurance fund. Rauner's office said that was a clerical error.
The health account holds state employee insurance premiums and is used to pay medical providers. It accounts for one-third of the state's $12 billion pile of past-due bills. Munger, a former state comptroller, hasn't been paid in her current job.