Bost: third of 2012 road funds in Illinois didn't fund roads


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

Outraged.  Thats how Illinois Representative Mike Bost feels now that he knows a third of last year's road funds did not fund roads.

During a state audit, it was discovered, that over a 10 year period, $6.2 billion of the $25 billion budget that comes from the state gas tax was given away to other agencies.

Bost says it's especially infuriating because Illinois has one of the highest gasoline taxes in the nation.

He says unkempt roads effect more than state infrastructure.

"That's what we base our commerce on, the ability to transfer goods from point "A" to point "B" and that ability to provide good and safe highways and we can't continue to go down this path," Bost said.

Bost encourages Illinois voters who are upset about the findings to take out their frustrations at the polls.