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Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

Illinois’ Stack of Unpaid Bills Continues To Grow

The pile of unpaid bills in the state of Illinois is not getting any smaller, says Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. She says it’s about $9 billion.

09/28/2012

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Missouri Expects to Save $44M Through Debt Refinancing

Nixon says Missouri was able to refinance because the state has maintained a good credit rating.

07/05/2012

File photo of Warren Buffet (Photo Credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP / Getty Images)

Warren Buffett Hears Business Pitches From Kids

Billionaire Warren Buffett plans to devote part of Monday to listening to a series of business ideas, but none of the people meeting with the investor even has a college degree.

05/21/2012

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20% Student Loan Defaults at Some Area Schools

That’s more than twice as high as the national average of 8.8 percent.

04/18/2012

UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

Report: Joplin Might Not Have Debt from Tornado

A report originally estimated the costs to the city would be about $24 million.

01/16/2012

Illinois

Illinois Flirts with Financial Disaster

As of early last month, the state owed on 166,000 unpaid bills worth a breathtaking $5 billion, with nearly half of that amount more than a month overdue.

10/16/2011

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Illinois’ Mounting Debt

According to the report, if each household in the state had to cough up cash to bail the state out, it would cost just over $6,600.

10/12/2011

Senate To Vote On Debt Limit Bill, After House Passed It

Washington Politicians Playing Defense

With Congress’s approval rating at an all-time low, some Americans are concerned there’s a lot of heated rhetoric going back and forth in Washington.

08/22/2011

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McCaskill: “Embarrassed” By Congressional Debt Showdown

Says like many Americans, she’s “ticked off” at Congress.

08/15/2011

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St. Louis’ A+ Credit Rating Remains Strong

Despite federal debt downgrade.

08/11/2011

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