Illinois motorists will get a chance to vote in November to ensure their gas taxes are spent on roads and bridges.  The so-called lockbox amendment is aimed at protecting tax dollars intended for road and bridge repairs. State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) sponsored the amendment.

He tells The Big Z this is a victory for taxpayers.

Click here for Haine's comment here

A 2013 audit found that lawmakers diverted almost $6 billion over a decade to state employee health insurance costs, pensions and worker’s compensation claims. One construction company says the state could have paved 7,500 miles of roads with that money.


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