Questions About Illinois Tech Chief’s Memberships

(Chicago, IL)  —  Democrats at the Illinois Capitol are questioning why the state’s technology chief needs 200-thousand dollars in professional memberships. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza yesterday said she doesn’t intend to pay some of the money that Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology Director Hardik Bhatt has agreed to spend. Mendoza says Illinois doesn’t have a state budget, and shouldn’t be spending money on non-essential items.