Illinois Gov. Rauner Pushes Lawmakers to Vote on P3 Toll Project Resolution

Chicago Tribune reports, “Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday [March 27] tried to jump-start his plan to allow private companies to build toll lanes along portions of the Stevenson Expressway, saying Democratic leaders in the General Assembly are blocking the project. Just before the governor began speaking, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed back against the proposed project, accusing Rauner of being out to help his ‘wealthy friends’” and failing to “lay out the costs, results and anticipated tolls” for the project. The legislature must pass a resolution before IDOT can begin the project’s procurement process.