WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Bill with Road and Child-Service Money Goes to Governor Quinn

Bill with Road and Child-Service Money Goes to Governor Quinn

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate is sending the governor legislation that provides hundreds of millions of dollars for immediate road projects and a boost to the Department of Children and Family Services to pay for more abuse investigators. 

The Senate voted 38-15 Thursday on the supplemental appropriation designed to shore up parts of state government that are running short of money with half of the budget year to go.  

It includes more than $600 million in unanticipated federal and state money available for road projects this spring. There's $25 million saved from Gov. Pat Quinn's closure of correctional facilities that will be shifted to financing child-abuse investigators and employees who will bolster foster-family services.  Republicans complained that the bill contains $2 billion in spending.

See other LocalNews news:

Centralia Curbside Pickup Next Monday-Friday
Easter Egg Hunts Set in Salem and Wamac Sunday Afternoon
Three Car Crash in Centralia Sends One To Hospital
Rural Iuka Mobile Home Destroyed By Fire
Fire Near Cartter Burns Nearly 25 Acres, But Buildings Spared




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo