Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay joins a growing number of lawmakers in Springfield expressing concern and shock at news of a recent audit showing over half of the road fund expenditures over the past two years have not been used for direct road construction. According to the audit, 52% of the Road Fund expenditures did not go into road improvements during Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012.
At least a portion of the road funds are generated through the state's gas tax. This revelation, says Kay, should offend and outrage every citizen that has bought a gallon of gas in Illinois in recent years.
Looking back even further, he says over a 10 year period from 2002-2011, Road Fund expenditures were $25.1-billion, with 25% of expenditures made by state agencies other than the Illinois Department of Transportation.