A tax increase is a difficult thing to vote for, but the 19-cent gas tax hike will do good for roads and bridges, said state Rep. Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa).
Recently, Illinois legislators passed Capital Bill, HB62, to fund local infrastructure projects. The bill was sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday but hadn’t been signed as of Wednesday morning.
GRANVILLE — Granville’s mayor was happy to report news this morning.
Yenock said the money for the projects will come from the 19-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike that starts July 1, and that collected money will continue to provide for road and bridge projects.
He anticipates some communities will start to see their funding this summer and said it’s important to help smaller communities with funding like this.
Local projects listed in the capital bill range from upgrading sewer plants to street reconstruction and replacing fire hydrants.
Yednock encourages municipalities and constituents to contact him if they are interested in receiving funding like this in the future. His Springfield office can be contacted at (217) 782-0140 and Ottawa office at (815) 324-5055. His email is StateRepYednock@gmail.com.
Ali Braboy can be reached at (815) 220-6931 and email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @NT_PutnamCo.
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June 18, 2019 at 02:08PM
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