Rauner's Office Changes Munger Pay Source

Mar 10, 2017

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has filed paperwork to ensure a new deputy governor isn't paid from an insurance fund that is $4 billion behind on medical payments.

The state comptroller received a letter Friday morning from Rauner's fiscal officer. It requests that a portion of Leslie Munger's $138,000 salary come from a professional services fund.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Munger was slated to be paid in part from the group health insurance fund. Rauner's office said that was a ``clerical error.''

The health account holds state employee insurance premiums and is used to pay medical providers. It accounts for one-third of the state's $12 billion pile of past-due bills.

Munger, a former state comptroller, hasn't been paid in her current job.