Pritzker compiles $41.5B infrastructure plan, tax increases
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has compiled a $41.5 billion state capital-construction plan to rebuild and maintain roads, schools, and affordable housing, make environmental improvements and more.
The Democrat briefed key lawmakers Friday. He did not release the plan but news organizations including The Associated Press obtained copies of it.
Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh called it a “preliminary draft” on which Pritzker will base ongoing discussions.
The six-year plan would be financed with a doubled gasoline tax to 38 cents per gallon. The $100-a-year annual vehicle registration fee would be tiered and top out at $199 for cars three years old or newer.
Spending would include $23 billion on roads and bridges and more than $5 billion for school and university construction.
By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer