Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Capital Projects

This is my first post of the New Year and much over due. Another year has gone by with out the Illinois State General Assembly approving a Capital Improvement program for the State of Illinois. While the problems with the Chicago area mass transit system, which was largely caused by mismanagement on the part of the officials, appointed to run it, the poor state of Illinois capital infrastructure has gotten less attention. Keeping up and improvement of the State’s Capital Infrastructure is one of the most important things that the state can do to promote economic growth. A good capital infrastructure program would increase the quality of the transportation network in the state and its schools. The improved transportation network in Illinois would make it easier and less expensive to ship goods with in Illinois and to ship goods into and out of Illinois making Illinois a more attractive place for business to locate. Illinois declining capital infrastructure has already cost the state a thousands of jobs and prevented some companies for locating here, including at least one major Japanese car company.

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