In a recent Quad Cities Chamber public policy input session, businesses told us that developing and maintaining top-quality public transportation and infrastructure is critical to growing the region's economy. Over the past ten years, $6 billion has been taken from the Illinois road fund and spent elsewhere or on other programs. Unfortunately, the result is an inability to maintain existing infrastructure that has significantly degraded Illinois' once excellent transportation systems.
Voters will have the chance to protect Illinois' investment in transportation infrastructure during the General Election on November 8 by voting to support the Safe Roads Constitutional Amendment. The amendment will prohibit government entities from using money raised from transportation related revenue sources for non-transportation sources.
Local business leaders also expressed in a public policy input session that public trust of government spending is absolutely crucial. Even more important than particular tax or spending levels, is the need for government to ensure tax payer dollars are being used well and for their intended purpose. This Safe Roads amendment will do just that. Ensuring the public's investments are properly spent is vital to investing and growing the region's economy, please vote yes for the Safe Roads Illinois Constitutional Amendment during the general election this November.