Schools, veterans, and prisons get more money under new budget - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Schools, veterans, and prisons get more money under new budget

Posted:
SPRINGFIELD - Nearly 80 appropriations measures were adopted by the Illinois House Thursday.  The measures form the basis of a $37 billion budget that begins July 1, and includes more money for schools, veterans' homes, and prisons.

Early childhood education would receive $25 million, and public school transportation would get $54 million.  The Department of Corrections would receive $9 million to transform two closed juvenile facilities into a center for treating offenders with severe mental health problems and a facility for adult drunk driving offenders.  Another $9 million would go to veterans homes for increased staffing costs.

However, the plan relies on making a temporary income tax permanent, something lawmakers have yet to approve.

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms