SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois House committee is again endorsing Speaker Michael Madigan’s plan to offer a $100 million incentive to lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to Illinois.
The Executive Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday to send the plan to the House floor.
It was a do-over vote. The committee approved the plan two weeks ago. But the panel used a roll call from the previous day and recorded a 9-0 vote with only five Democrats and no Republicans present.
The GOP objected and Madigan a Chicago Democrat agreed to conduct a second vote.
Madigan believes the public money would be well spent. But public funds have never been used to build an official presidential library recognized by the National Archives.
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