A LOCAL LAWMAKER SAYS HE'S STICKING BY HIS DECISION TO HOLD OFF ON A STATE-WIDE CONSTRUCTION PLAN

Marion, IL – A LOCAL LAWMAKER SAYS HE'S STICKING BY HIS DECISION TO HOLD OFF ON A STATE-WIDE CONSTRUCTION PLAN... UNTIL HE GETS DETAILS AND ASSURANCES ABOUT WHAT PROJECTS WILL BE INCLUDED.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BRADLEY SAYS THE 34-BILLION DOLLAR CAPITAL PROPOSAL SHOULD SPELL OUT IN DETAIL WHAT WILL BE PAID FOR. HE SAYS WITHOUT KNOWING SPECIFICALLY WHAT'S IN AND WHAT'S OUT... HE CAN'T KNOW FOR SURE THAT HIS CONSTIUTENTS' NEEDS ARE BEING MET.
BRADLEY SAYS HE WANTS TO KNOW THE ROUTE 13 WIDENING PROJECT WILL BE INCLUDED, AS WELL AS SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PLANS LIKE A NEW CARTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL. IN ADDITION, THE MARION DEMOCRAT SAYS THERE NEEDS TO BE LANGUAGE PROTECTING THAT MONEY FROM BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE GOVERNOR... WHICH HE SAYS HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST AND FEARS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN. BRADLEY WAS SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH SIU PRESIDENT GLENN POSHARD, WHO HELPED CRAFT THE CAPITAL BILL, TODAY. HE SAYS HE REMAINS HOPEFUL THE BILL CAN PASS THIS YEAR.