Illinois Tries To Help Weak Coal Industry

Shields, Yvette
May 2001
Bond Buyer;05/18/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31142, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on efforts by Illinois lawmakers and Governor George Ryan to complete work on a compromise plan to boost the state's faltering coal industry through a mix of bond-financed loans and tax incentives. Proposed authorization of the sale of general obligation bonds to help finance the construction of power plants near mines and cover the cost of scrubbers used to clean emissions.


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