Greenville City Council Seeks Funding Due From State

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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.