Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza: It’s a “black market situation” to protect frontline workers and patients

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Illinois state Comptroller Susana Mendoza accompanied by Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, left, and Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, right, explains her “truth-in-hiring” legislation that would require the current and future governors to pay employees who report to them from their budgets instead of “off-shoring” them to the payrolls of other agencies Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Springfield, Ill. Mendoza says the practice has been going on for years and short-changes vital programs in agencies to which the Legislature appropriates money for specific purposes. (AP Photo by John O’Connor)

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza joins John Williams to describe what led to sending a member of her staff to exchange a $3.5 million check for respirator masks in a Dwight, Illinois McDonald’s parking lot.

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