Behind on Bills

In the past year, Illinois, California and New York have experienced cash flow problems that kept them from paying their bills on time. Vendors, nonprofits, universities and local governments have had to wait months to be paid.

October 19, 2010 By Daniel C. Vock , Staff Writer

In Illinois, Late Payments Fray the Safety Net

BEHIND ON BILLS: PART ONE: Lately, nonprofits delivering human services in Illinois have had to wait six months and sometimes more to get paid. The strain is beginning to show. More

October 20, 2010 By Daniel C. Vock , Staff Writer

On Campus, a Long Wait for State Checks

BEHIND ON BILLS: PART TWO In California and Illinois, delayed state payments for higher ed expenses are taking a toll on students and the institutions they attend. More

October 21, 2010 By Daniel C. Vock , Staff Writer

Unpaid State Bills Shift Burden to Local Governments

BEHIND ON BILLS: PART THREE  By delaying payments, New York and Illinois have turned their own cash flow problems into trouble for local governments that are in a worse position to handle it. More