October 9, 2016
This article discusses a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2016 ballot that would prevent the State of Illinois from diverting transportation funds for other uses. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall explains that transportation funding is part of an overall state budget and should be treated as such. The article also references a recent Civic Federation blog post on transportation diversions.
Related: October 24, 2016: Critics: Transportation ‘lockbox’ amendment would affect local spending