Re-elect Susana Mendoza for comptroller and Mike Frerichs for treasurer

Here we are again, endorsing candidates for two state offices when one would do.

We’ve been over this before: The Illinois comptroller’s and treasurer’s offices should be consolidated to save the state money and create a more streamlined system for handling the state’s revenue. Dozens of lawmakers — and most of the candidates for these jobs — agree. But House Speaker Michael Madigan has repeatedly blocked efforts to put the question of a constitutional amendment to combine the offices before voters.

For now, the offices remain separate. The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it’s collected but before it gets spent. The comptroller controls the state’s main checking account and pays the bills. We look forward to the day when we can endorse just one financial officer.


In the race for comptroller, incumbent Susana Mendoza is challenged by Republican Darlene Senger and Libertarian Claire Ball.

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October 12, 2018 at 08:06AM

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