• State agencies asking lawmakers for more money

    by  • October 22, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Several state agencies are asking Illinois lawmakers to give them more money than was originally budgeted for the year. illinois+budget

    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.