SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The state’s first capital investment plan in a decade, backed by State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, was recently signed into law by the Governor.
“It is clear that it was time to repair Illinois’ crumbling infrastructure,” said Hoffman. “One of my top priorities as State Representative is to put our state and local communities on a path toward long-term economic growth, and my infrastructure investment plan will do that by creating new jobs and opportunities for economic development. Over 500,000 jobs are estimated to be created by the plan.”
Hoffman supported House Bill 62, a bipartisan infrastructure investment plan, which was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Hoffman’s plan will prioritize repairing and rebuilding local infrastructure, including repairs to roads and sewer and drainage systems in the Metro-East.
“Not only will the infrastructure plan I supported help our communities bring much needed capital projects to fruition, but this plan will also create half a million high-wage jobs, boosting local economic development,” continued Hoffman. “Investing in our infrastructure is a critical first step in making our community and state more appealing to attract visitors, businesses and new residents, and make it better for those that live and work here.”