House Unanimously OKs Comptroller's Payroll Off-Shoring Ban

Apr 19, 2018

The House has approved a plan pushed by the Democratic state comptroller to require Illinois governors to pay employees from their budgets, not those of other agencies. 

The vote Thursday was 110-0 to halt what's called "off-shoring" of employees. 

Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced the plan in March. She noted that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has an office budget of $4.9 million with 44 staffers. But with off-shored employees, he has 102 and spends $10.4 million. 

Mendoza has feuded with Rauner but says it was wrong under Democratic governors past and will be illegal in the future. Governors who need additional help would have to seek more money from the Legislature rather than use money from the State Board of Education or Transportation Department. 

The bill moves to the Senate.