Illinois House OKs road funds, child-welfare money
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a measure that authorizes new road building funds and transfers money saved from prison closures to child-welfare and mental-health services.
The proposal passed by a 63-52 vote Monday, after a heated discussion. Republican legislators accused Democrats of creating more spending rather than reforming the state's wrecked budget.
The so-called supplemental appropriation includes $675 million to boost transit construction and $12 million for community mental health grants, among several other expenditures.
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