Comptroller Munger says she can help Illinois with budget problems

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her new job will give her the chance to help the state with its budget problems.

Munger was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to fill Judy Baar Topinka's term.  Topinka won her reelection bid in 2014, but died shortly after.

Prior to her appointment, Munger was a business executive who managed multibillion-dollar budgets.  She also served on the board of a social service agency.  Munger says her experience can prove to be valuable in her job as state comptroller.

Munger also says she intends to work relentlessly on the state's financial issues, and that she can say no to Rauner if she has to.
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