Former congressmen push for construction program

May 21, 2008 7:21:29 AM PDT
Two former Illinois congressmen want state lawmakers to back a $31 billion construction program for roads, schools and other needs. Dennis Hastert and Glenn Poshard are pushing the new statewide construction plan.

Expanding gambling, selling the state lottery and excess tax revenue from gasoline sales would pay for the plan.

Lawmakers have considered some of those ideas and rejected them before.