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November 11, 2016

Voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Illinois Constitution requiring that gas taxes, license plate fees and other transportation-related revenue be spent only on transportation expenses.

The amendment, which creates a so-called “lockbox” for transportation funds, had broad support from labor unions, construction and business interests, and members of both political parties. 

Public policy organizations such as the bipartisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, argued that the amendment will tie the hands of local governments.

Source: The Southern Illinoisan