Illinois' new comptroller is making changes, just days after taking office. State employees expecting a bonus will have to wait.
Non-unionized employees were awarded bonuses this fall. That became a liability for Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger's campaign.
Munger at the time said she had no choice but to process them. Critics -- including Munger's then opponent, Democrat Susana Mendoza, pounced.
"The most vulnerable people in the state of Illinois should really be prioritized, certainly over anybody receiving a performance bonus, at time we're in our worst fiscal crisis of all time."
Mendoza was sworn in as comptroller Monday. She's directed state agencies to separate workers' regular paychecks -- which will go out on time -- from the bonuses.