Court rules fund sweeps legal

Dunn, Jamey
January 2012
Illinois Issues;Jan2012, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p12
The article discusses the Illinois Supreme Court's decision that the money in funds earmarked for specific uses can instead be tossed into the state's General Revenue Fund. The court upheld the legality of the action of then-Governor Rod Blagojevich who took more than 1.2 million U.S. dollars from the Cycle Rider Safety Training Fund (CRSTF) after lawmakers passed legislation clearing the way for the move in 2003. The state was sued by A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) of Illinois.


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