By: Diane Benjamin
See the 2017 Airport proposed budget here: FY2017 Draft budget-1
The far right column below is part of the budgeted revenue for 2017.
State grants: $132,024
Federal grants: $5,895,954
Note – the Feds are paying $2,500,000 or the $3,500,000 interior rehab mentioned in the last article. The Feds are also paying for a large chunk of land purchase and other items listed as expenses for 2017. I can hear them saying: “Citizens aren’t paying for it”.
I could add Bloomington, Normal, and a bunch of other government agencies but I’m not.
Government was established in this country to be as close to the citizens as possible. In Illinois we have too many government agencies to observe and many of them are funded by State and Federal sources.
Local control is therefore lost. The will of the State and Feds is local instead.
Celebrate your loss of freedom now.