IL Comptroller Nixes Pay 2nd Rauner Contract

Dec 6, 2017

  The Illinois state comptroller has halted payment on a second contract that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration signed last year because it's similar to one a state regulator invalidated.
    Comptroller Susana Mendoza notified the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Wednesday that she would not pay a $12.5 million contract with consultant McKinsey & Co. for Medicaid-program assistance.
    A day earlier, the state's chief procurement officer ruled it violated state procurement law.
    Mendoza's letter adds that there will be no further payments on $12.9 million contract with McKinsey signed last year because of its similarities to the one canceled. Mendoza spokesman Abdon Pallasch said the state has paid $6 million on that deal.
    Spokesmen for HFS and McKinsey did not immediately respond with comment.