In the News: Ives seeks more details before supporting I-290 congestion-reduction project

Karen Kidd | DuPage Policy Journal

Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton)
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) wants more details before passing judgment on the state transportation secretary's plan to address congestion issues on the Eisenhower Expressway.

"At this time, I would need more information on the specific projects, the effect of the new constitutional amendment on transportation funds and what we can pay for," Ives told the DuPage Policy Journal. "I would want some reforms to workers' compensation and prevailing wages to make it cost-effective for taxpayers." 

The Illinois Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox Amendment ballot measure was approved by voters on Election Day. The measure prohibits the General Assembly from using transportation funds for non-transportation-related projects...

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