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Gov. J.B. Pritzker set to unveil $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan that includes $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes

Published on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker set to unveil $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan that includes $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting a framework from the Pritzker administration,” said Democratic state Sen. Martin Sandoval of Chicago, who has led a series of statewide hearings this spring on infrastructure needs. “As the Senate has gone around the state and led this bipartisan effort, there have been many changes, and I expect many more to come. What you have here is an early draft of what a framework could look like.”

Republican Sen. Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods said he was “shocked” at the administration’s capital proposal, which he said doesn’t reflect what he’s heard in hearings and closed-door meetings. 

“I’m not sure of anybody in my party that could support a package of this size with those taxes that are laid out there like that,” he said.

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