PEORIA - Tweeting from the Illinois News Broadcaster Association's Spring Convention in Peoria Saturday, Northern Public Radio's Sue Stephens reported that Republican State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka isn't as excited about the term limit idea as her GOP colleague gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is. Rauner is footing the bill for a petition drive to get a term limit referendum on the November 2014 ballot.
As a matter of fact, Stephens reports, Baar-Topinka told broadcasters the term limits idea is "stupid."
And, the comptroller must be concerned about that mounting pile of unpaid Medicaid bills on her desk. She said she thinks the 2011 tax hike should be rolled back slowly, not allowed to return to the 3.25% level as scheduled to happen on January 2015.
Stephens, who covers Rockford City Council meetings, passed along several interesting comments from the comptroller: