The City of Vandalia and other municipalities around the state found out earlier this week they will be getting some of that tax money they haven’t received in several months. But, that’s not the biggest chunk that’s owed to the community by the state. Governor Bruce Rauner this week signed an appropriations bill that will get some more tax dollars flowing from the state to local governments. For the City of Vandalia, that would mean funds for the Gaming Tax, Use Tax and Motor Fuel Tax—with those totals owed at this point to the City for those three probably reaching up to better than 175 thousand dollars. The City has not received Gaming or Motor Fuel Tax funds since June and hasn’t received Use Tax since August. But, the biggest chunk of money the city is owed by the state is actually for water and sewer bills for the Vandalia Correctional Center. Vandalia City Clerk Peggy Bowen says the Vandalia Correctional Center, or the state, owes the City of Vandalia $217,851.47 for water, with the last payment coming on August 31st. And, Bowen says the amount owed to the City for sewer is $46,201.50, with the last payment for the sewer received on August 25th. So, totaling up the two, the State would owe the City of Vandalia better than $264,000 just on water and sewer bills alone. And, rolling that into the tax money the city hasn’t received for several months, and the City of Vandalia is looking at a shortfall from the state totaling well over $400,000—and soon coming close to a half a million dollars.