Report: Rauner's $7.8B capital budget mostly funds transportation, commerce, environmental protection projects
Under Gov. Bruce Rauner's $7.8 billion capital budget proposal, the Illinois Department of Transportation would receive $2.7 billion and two other agencies would receive more than $1 billion each toward capital projects.
A state analysis of Rauner's proposed capital budget outlines appropriations for projects in 23 agencies. In addition to the multibillion-dollar budget for IDOT projects, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity would receive $1.3 billion and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency would receive $1.2 billion.
Combined, the three agencies would receive two-thirds of Rauner's total budget.
Funding would come from a variety of sources, according to the analysis performed by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, including about $126 million from federal funds, about $4.1 billion from state funds and about $3.6 billion in bonds.
The governor also proposed more than $9 billion in "reappropriations" for ongoing projects.
Governor's FY 2019 Capital Expenditure Plan
Agency totals are based on projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.
|Commerce and Economic Opportunity||$1,344,000,000|
|Environmental Protection Agency||$1,158,000,000|
|Capital Development Board||$913,000,000|
|Innovation and Technology||$290,000,000|
|Community College Board||$152,000,000|
|State Board of Education||$68,000,000|
|Secretary of State||$65,000,000|
|Central Management Services||$21,000,000|
|Children and Family Services||$10,000,000|
|Emergency Management Agency||$7,000,000|
|Mathematics and Science Academy||$3,700,000|