Fiscal Focus


Bill Backlog Wrap Up of FY16

July 8, 2016

Fiscal Year 16 came to a close on June 30 without a budget, and the stalemate has had an effect on Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills in a major way. The charts below detail just how much the backlog increased throughout the year. 

 

Over the course of FY16 Illinois backlog of unpaid bills increased by more than $3.5 billion. The dip through March and April reflect tax season that allow the Comptroller’s Office to pay down bills more quickly, but it rose again by the end of the fiscal year.

JUL '15

4.047

AUG '15

5.219

SEP '15

6.655

OCT '15

6.749

NOV '15

6.805

DEC '15

6.992

JAN '16

6.934

FEB '16

7.033

MAR '16

6.416

APR '16

6.383

MAY '16

6.793

JUN '16

7.617

 

This chart shows the bill backlog through the month of June where we see the total drastically increase after tax season. On June 23 unpaid bills reached a year high of $8.2 billion.

JUN 6

7.052

JUN 7

7.194

JUN 8

7.112

JUN 9

7.337

JUN 10

7.582

JUN 13

7.428

JUN 14

7.754

JUN 15

7.456

JUN 16

7.411

JUN 17

7.394

JUN 18

7.939

JUN 21

7.94

JUN 22

7.675

JUN 23

8.199

JUN 24

8.037

JUN 25

8.069

JUN 26

8.031

JUN 29

7.925

JUN 30

7.617

 

NOTE: Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills is updated daily on the Fiscal Condition page in the menu.