Illinois Official's Salary Listing Removed From Health Fund

Mar 10, 2017

Leslie Munger

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.