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Illinois

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TRANSPORTATION FUNDS AMENDMENT, if approved, would require that all transportation funds must be used for their stated purpose. This measure could have mixed impacts on fiscal policy. On the one hand, taxes designated as transportation-related should be connected to and commensurate with the cost of providing the service; and the government could be deterred from spending money on other wasteful projects. On the other hand, not all transportation money is properly spent in the first place and politicians should not be tempted to regard all projects as sacrosanct because money has been set aside for them. The outcome of this measure could be positive if it leads to more oversight, stable or lower tax rates, and better prioritization.