Illinois Politics

Illinois Politics

Lawmaker says gas tax will be last resort for funding infrastructure bill

The lawmaker who is expected to lead an Illinois House transportation committee said the state needs an infrastructure plan to address aging roads and bridges across the state said that all other funding options will be considered before talk turns… https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmaker-says-gas-tax-will-be-last-resort-for-funding/article_3de61c6e-19a7-11e9-ae3f-43a018710fd7.html

Pritzker’s move to match state salary for top staff with his own money raises eyebrows, ethical questions

Illinois’ next governor plans to match the state salaries of his top employees with his own money, a practice that one Republican lawmaker said raises enough ethical questions that he’s considering filing legislation to prohibit it. https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pritzker-s-move-to-match-state-salary-for-top-staff/article_ac1fd942-15f4-11e9-8087-a30d61ffec34.html

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