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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2007

Statement from Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich
On House’s failure to pass Senate Bill 307 – long term funding solution for mass transit

SPRINGFIELD  – “I'm disappointed that the House was unable to pass a long-term funding plan for the CTA, Metra and Pace. This is the second time the House tried and could not pass a transit funding plan.  I appreciate Speaker Madigan's effort to try to pass the funding plan for the CTA, Metra and Pace.  The message from the Legislature is clear: members will not pass a solution for the mass transit without a capital infrastructure plan. Therefore based on tonight’s vote, and in response to House Republican Leader Tom Cross's request, I am calling the Legislature back in to Special Session tomorrow to consider the CTA funding legislation with a capital bill. We can't afford any more delay.  The legislature must keep working until they pass legislation that keeps the CTA, Metra and Pace running.”


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