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State transportation officials and Governor Bruce Rauner kicked off their infrastructure listening tour.

In a time where talk of budget cuts is dominating the conversation in Springfield, Rauner wants to pump more money into infrastructure and not just in the short term.

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Rauner is calling for a “significant” new public works construction program during this legislative session. That plan would be funded with a bond issue but he wants to launch an ongoing funding mechanism to keep the cycle of infrastructure improvements continuing after bond issue dollars run out.

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