Greenville City Council Seeks Funding Due From State

The Greenville City Council is attempting to receive money due to it from the state of Illinois.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, the council unanimously approved a resolution asking state legislators to release non-general revenue funds to local governments.

Mayor Alan Gaffner told WGEL that, without a formal state budget, the state of Illinois has not been paying local units of government motor fuel tax, video gaming receipts, and use tax. Gaffner said those three categories total $77,000 for the City of Greenville.

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Mayor Gaffner said legislative action, in the right direction, occurred earlier this week in Springfield. The House of Representatives approved releasing the funds by a vote of 115 to 1. The governor has also indicated that he wants the funds released as winter approaches. The Senate must now take action to make the release possible.

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The city’s resolution is being forwarded to the governor, Senate and House leaders and the Illinois Municipal League.

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