Illinois Transportation Funding Questioned

SPRINGFIELD (WIFR) -- Controversy could be brewing in Springfield over how the Illinois Department of Transportation receives funding.

The Illinois Statehouse News is reporting money meant for maintaining state highways could be paying for some of IDOT's everyday expenses.

According to the Transportation for Illinois Coalition, Governor Pat Quinn's budget diverts almost $250 million from the state's road fund, which is fueled by vehicle license fees and the state's motor fuel tax, to pay IDOT's health-care, workers' comp and building rent and maintenance costs.

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  • by Douglas Location: Northern IL on May 16, 2012 at 04:14 AM
    Move money around?? Like they haven't been doing that for years. It will be like the admission to our state parks will never go to the DNR. Like the lottery was suppose to take care of the schools and it isn't, that is what it was started for in the early 70's. All our lawmakers see is green and they have to spend it. They will be spending your tax dollars in about 3 weeks when they go into over sessions to balance the budget at $55,000 dollars a day. So taxpayers don't be surprised when your schools start cutting transportation, sports programs, art and music because the STATE will not pay the schools. They want to put more burden on the counties, so they come off as the bad guys.
  • by chuck Location: machesney on May 16, 2012 at 02:54 AM
    will gladly trade Quinn for Walker..Any one with me?
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