Thursday, December 20, 2007

Guv calls special transit session for Jan. 2

This news has been out there for a while in fact. Hopefully they can get something done but let's not have too much hope. They've had all this time and they still haven't figured out this transit funding deal...
Governor Rod Blagojevich says he's calling lawmakers back into session on January 2nd to work on finding a way to pay for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Blagojevich says he considered calling lawmakers back into session this week but decided to wait until after the holidays on the advice of some legislative leaders.

Lawmakers have been unable to come up with a long-term funding plan for the CTA and other Chicago area mass transit agencies.

The agencies are promising service cuts and fare increases come January 20th.
According to the Capitol Fax blog the idea here may very well be don't mess with the legislator's holidays. A smart decision on that front but don't think the pain stops there. The governor wants legislators in Springfield to be prepared to be there everyday until there is mass transit funding.

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