- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House, in a 97-11 vote, passed a plan to fund $1 billion in new transportation projects.

The legislation passed Thursday would fund what transportation Secretary Ann Schneider calls “shovel ready” road and bridge projects across the state.

The projects will be paid for by selling bonds and paying back the loan with revenue from retired bonds.

Schneider said if both chambers approve the bill, construction can start as early as this summer.

The legislation now heads to the Senate. It requires a three-fifths majority approval from both chambers before being sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk.



___

The legislation is HB3794.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide