Comptroller http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. budget woes mean long waits for tax refunds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-budget-woes-mean-long-waits-tax-refunds <p>Illinois businesses waiting for long-overdue tax refunds aren&#39;t getting any good news from the state capitol.</p><p>Illinois owes about $850 million to roughly 36,000 businesses that overpaid their income taxes. Some have been waiting since 2008 to get their money.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn proposed borrowing money to pay the refunds, but legislators have shown little interest in that idea.</p><p>Budget proposals being considered by Democratic lawmakers would do little to chip away at the backlog.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:24:49 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. budget woes mean long waits for tax refunds Comptroller-treasurer merger advances in Ill. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/comptroller-treasurer-merger-advances-ill-senate <p><strong>Updated 3:20 p.m. with Illinois Public Radio story including more detail and comment from Rutherford.</strong></p><p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Amanda Vinicky used in this report.</em><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Illinois&#39; treasurer invests the state&#39;s money. The Comptroller pays the bills. A measure approved by the Senate today would merge the two constitutional offices.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:05:14 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 848 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Comptroller-treasurer merger advances in Ill. Senate Illinois legislators propose combining state Comptroller, Treasurer offices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-legislators-propose-combining-state-comptroller-treasurer-offices <p><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/comptroller/illinois-senate-committee-debate-combining-comptroller-treasurer-offices">Reporting from WBEZ's Tony Arnold</a> used in this story.</em></p><p>Illinois legislators are preparing to debate a plan that would combine two elected offices into one.</p><p>The proposal would change the <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conmain.htm">state Constitution</a>, combining the Treasurer's office and the Comptroller's office. Both deal with the finances of Illinois, the treasurer with investments and the comptroller is in charge of dispersing the state's money.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:33:44 +0000 WBEZ & Kelsey Proud 530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois legislators propose combining state Comptroller, Treasurer offices