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State agriculture department would receive $32.7M for capital projects under Rauner budget

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Jun 4, 2018

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Less than 0.5 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois Department of Agriculture projects, according to a state analysis.

In all, the budget includes $32.7 million for the department.

Funding sources include $2.6 million from the agriculture premium fund and $30.2 million from the capital development fund.


Illinois Agriculture Director Raymond Poe

The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability analysis lists Gov. Bruce Rauner's funding priorities and analyzes how it would affect the state's long-term debt. Rauner included $7.8 billion for capital projects for 23 agencies.

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Agriculture capital projects

This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.

Program DescriptionAppropriation
State Fairgrounds, Springfield: upgrades to Coliseum, other improvements$31,800,000
DuQuoin Fairgrounds: capital improvements$900,000
TOTAL$32,700,000

Source: Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Capital Plan Analysis FY 2019, released April 2018

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