State Agencies Want More Money



Several state agencies are asking Illinois lawmakers to give them more money than was originally budgeted for the year.
 
The Department of Corrections wants an extra $40 million to pay for inmates' food, clothes and medical care. The Department of Transportation wants $17 million to help offset the costs of providing reduced fares to seniors and the disabled, as mandated by the Legislature.
 
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency wants nearly $6 million to cover Illinois' share of flood costs.
 
Illinois State Police want an extra $2 million — $1.8 million for cadet training and $200,000 for the funding of a concealed carry license review board.
 
Representatives from the agencies appeared at a House committee hearing Tuesday.
 
Lawmakers approved a $35 billion budget in May. They've yet to vote on supplemental funding requests.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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