Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Tuesday greenlighting $1.6 billion in transportation projects throughout the state.
State Senate President John Cullerton moved Wednesday to repeal
the state law allowing for video gambling machines throughout the state
to pay for the capital bill currently stalled in the courts.
The Illinois Supreme Court will reportedly hear arguments in the case over Illinois' $31 billion capital spending plan, which was struck down by an appellate court in January.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is taking his cues from the GOP governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie. Will Brady follow Christie's lead on capital spending?
On Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn unveiled a six-year road construction plan
that would create an estimated 167,000 jobs and bring in $12 billion of
State Sen. Mike Jacobs (D-East Moline) is attempting to penalize communities who've banned video poker machines by introducing a bill that would require them to either make up the lost gaming revenue locally
or forfeit some state capital funding.