State agencies asking lawmakers for more money


WPSD Reporters

 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Several state agencies are asking Illinois lawmakers to give them more money than was originally budgeted for the year.

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.