Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday he has an agreement with Democratic
legislative leaders to take action before lawmakers begin their
He wouldn't provide details.
But a spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton says top
Democrats have agreed to a roughly $1.5 billion plan to fill
potholes and resurface roads. The money would come from the state
If that happens, officials would still face tough decisions on a
much larger program to build roads, modernize schools and repair
mass transit systems.
Quinn wants a $26 billion construction program funded by raising the
cost of driver's licenses and registration fees.
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