October 15, 2018
This article reports that there is growing bipartisan support for a capital plan in Springfield. The State of Illinois has not had a comprehensive capital plan since Illinois Jobs Now!, passed in 2009. Meanwhile, the State's backlog of infrastructure maintenence has continued to compound. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that any capital plan must have a committed and reliable revenue source, rather than relying on gimmicks such as sports betting or marijuana legalization.