- Published: Friday, October 16, 2015 11:21 AM
Recently, State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) supported legislation to ensure funding for road and infrastructure improvements are available for local governments. Senate Bill 2046 was overridden by Governor Rauner, but Senator Forby and a majority of the Senate decided that halting the distribution of the motor fueled tax would have a crippling effect on smaller municipalities.
“Local governments have paid in, it’s time for the state to pay out,” said Senator Forby. “Holding local government’s hostage isn’t how you solve the state’s budget problems. At every turn of the corner, this governor is trying to take advantage of working families and the neediest in our community – and I won’t have it.”