Cursive writing will be required in IL schools after the legislature overrode the governor's veto Wednesday.
The General Assembly is back at work Wednesday. The Illinois House voted to override the veto last month and the state Senate voted 42-12 Wednesday to override the veto, PIX11 reports. The measure takes effect January 1.
It will help with reducing the state's record bill backlog and end the accrual of interest penalties as high as 12% annually on numerous state's oldest obligations. Mendoza said that information is critically out of date.
IL owes vendors more than $16.7 billion dollars as a result of significant growth during the two-year budget standoff.
The backlog was driven up to a record level by the record two-year budget impasse that ended in July.
Comptroller Mendoza says she will initially prioritize those bills eligible for federal matching funds to maximize the revenues available from the $6 billion bond sale.
Despite Illinois' worst-in-the-nation credit rating, it borrowed the money at a favorable 3.5 percent. IL has to pay penalties of up to 12 percent a year on some bills. The state already owes about $900 million in penalties alone. About $2.5 billion will be spent on unpaid medical bills. Mendoza said $4.5 billion in payments - more than a quarter of the total - went out Wednesday night.
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