The closing minutes of the spring legislative session included some heated exchanges between lawmakers over the $1.1-billion capital bill. The funding for upgrading the state's roads would be raised by selling bonds, which is an issue for State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon).
He says the plan is irresponsible and flawed
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The bill cleared the House and was approved in the Senate just after midnight. Supporters say the bill will put people to work. Opponents argue the money may not come out of the state's operational budget now, but it'll chip away at future budgets.
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