There will be an amendment on the ballot in the November General Election that would add a section to the State Constitution that would make sure all road funds get used for the right purpose. Former Fayette County Sheriff Mike Kleinik was the guest speaker at the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce general meeting on Wednesday. Kleinik is representing the Transportation for Illinois Coalition. As Kleinik explains, money often gets swept out of the road fund and that means less money to fix roads and bridges every year in Illinois.
And, Kleinik says we avoided a disaster earlier this year when a stopgap budget was reach and all road projects continued on.
The proposed amendment question will be the very first thing on your ballot and would add a new section to the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment would provide that no moneys derived that are to go to roads could be moved—in other words, the funds could no longer be swept into the general fund.