800px-Kalama WA - road construction 01RSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is pleased to announce more than $18 million in highway, bridge and local road repair projects in the 31st district.

“Lake County is often forgotten about when it comes to transportation needs,” Bush said. “We have a huge number of highways and bridges that are in desperate need of upkeep and structural repair. One of my top priorities has been to address these issues and keep our highways and bridges safe for drivers.”

The majority of the money promised to Lake County is part of a larger $1.1 billion construction plan approved by the General Assembly last week. It does not call for any new taxes or fees to finance the construction. Instead, the state will reallocate money that is no longer needed to pay off construction bonds.

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040214cm0205RSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) issued the following statements after today’s Senate passage of the Education Funding Reform Plan:

“We have made huge strides over the last year,” said Bush, who is a member of the Education Funding Advisory Committee. “We got the conversation started and have identified undeniable problems with the current funding formula but I don’t yet believe this proposal is ready for passage.”

Senator Bush represents 16 Lake County school districts under the reform plan. However, in the funding reform proposal passed today, some of those districts, such as Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 and Winthrop Harbor School District 1, stand to lose as much as 80% of their state funding.

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