Topinka: Illinois as Zimbabwe?

State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka may not be in the trenches fighting the budget battles but she is far from just sitting on the sidelines either. Topinka says she has been around a long time but isn’t sure if she has experienced¬† anything quite like this current legislative session.

Topinka says among the major issues lawmakers face as they race the clock in passing a budget is pension reform.¬† She says there will be “something” but she questions whether is actually will make a difference and could further erode our credit rating. “Zimbabwe has a better credit rating than we do,” says Topinka “and I gotta (sic) tell you, Zimbabwe isn’t a pretty place.”

The comptroller appeared live Friday on Morning News Watch with Bob Murray.