Legislators need to put potholes before politics

April 2006
Crain's Chicago Business;4/17/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 16, p26
This article reports that odds of a highway and school construction bill emerging from the spring legislative session in Springfield, Illinois, are growing longer by the day. Lawmakers headed home for a late-session break last week still at loggerheads over that and other fiscal matters. It seems doubtful they'll agree on an infrastructure spending plan in the time remaining before adjournment. To the extent the stalemate means taxpayers won't be saddled with the $3-billion debt fest Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed. The governor put forward an outlandish spending plan the state can't afford.


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