SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois comptroller wants to stop governors’ payroll “off-shoring” – Doug Finke
When I saw this article in the State Joural-Register, it brought me back to the time Dan Walker was in office in the 1970’s.
I was staying in the cheapest hotel within walking distance of the Capitol because I took the train, whose station was downtown.
The Hotel Governor, now a parking lot near the Old State Capitol.
One night I ran into a young man in the hall who said he wrote speeches for Governor Walker.
“Where do you work?” I asked.
His answer: “The Department of Agriculture.”
Then, such folks were called “ghost employees.”
Now, apparently State Comptroller Susana Mendoza calls the practice “off-shorting.”
Standing next to Mendoza was State Rep. David McSweeney.
“We need to have accurate accounting. We obviously don’t have it in the governor’s office,” he said.