YPT Chicago: IL Safe Roads Amendment Debate

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Listen to elected officials and policy influencers discuss the proposed Safe Roads Amendment to the Illinois Constitution. This amendment will require that transportation revenue sources be spent for transportation purposes.

YPT-Chicago: Illinois Safe Roads Amendment Debate / Transportation Funding "Lock Box"

Hear State Representative Elaine Nekritz and Illinois Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Council Executive Director Ben Brockschmidt discuss the proposed upcoming Safe Roads Constitutional Amendment.  

The Illinois Safe Roads Constitution Amendment will require that money taken in from transportation revenue sources be spent for transportation purposes.  It prohibits the General Assembly or a unit of local government from using, diverting, or transferring moneys raised from these transportation revenue sources for non-transportation purposes.

Critics of this amendment state that this is a guaranteed payday for the state's road building interests and question amending the state's constitution for such a purpose.  Champions supporting the amendment point to Illinois' crumbling infrastructure and that nearly $43 billion is needed over the next 10 years on top of current revenue streams.

What do you think? The proposed amendment is slated for the November 8th election.  

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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5:30pm

Where: Bar Louie at Dearborn Station 47 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60605

Cost: Free for members, $7 for non-members (collected at the event)

If you have any questions or issues registering please contact YPT-Chicago at yptchi@gmail.com.


October 26th, 2016 5:30 PM through  8:00 PM
40 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
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