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The second event of the MPC-CAF summer discussion series, "Reinventing Public Investment", focused on how federal policies in housing, transportation and economic development have shaped decisions and community development in the Chicago Region.
The Illinois General Assembly passed a “mini capital” program during the last week of March; the program only accounts for a portion of Gov. Quinn’s larger, $26 billion proposal, and did not include reforms for selecting transportation investments. MPC continues to push for these reforms.
MPC supports a motor fuel tax increase Illinois provided it is coupled with accountability measures that will ensure smart spending of limited transportation dollars.
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