MACTRAXX wrote:Gov.Blagojevich did the systems no favor allowing this large giveaway program but not funding it correctly as far as I noticed.Two years ago, Gov. Blago introduced legislation to expand Illinois' gambling authority that would have resulted in three new Casinos in Illinois, including a land-based one in Chicago. Included in that legislation was the proposal to use lottery proceeds as a stopgap, temporary funding measure for the three Chicago area transit agencies. The bill died (thankfully), but to me, Blago was just buying time by including the lottery-proceeds-for-transit carrot in the bill, because frankly, I don't believe he was ever really interested in finding a permanent funding solution.
Can some Illinois Lottery proceeds fund mass transit in any way?
Interesting comparison to SEPTA's arrangement, thanks for the link...