SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A candidate for Illinois governor says the public deserves to know more about the state's debts and which ones are being paid.
Republican Bill Brady is proposing a law requiring the state to disclose all the bills it receives from businesses and contractors. The information would be posted online, and the state would be required to pay the bills in the order they're received.
Brady said Thursday that the governor and comptroller now have too much control over the order in which bills are paid. He argues that opens the door to favoritism.
With Illinois billions of dollars behind in paying bills, Brady says it's important that everyone can see for themselves that the money is being handled fairly.
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