March 7, 2023
Governor JB Pritzker
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Dear Governor Pritzker,
The purpose of this letter is to request your attention to a matter that I believe needs cooperative attention during the FY24 budget negotiations, and to extend you an official invitation to tour three vital community projects with me in the 104th District.
Early on this Session, I filed three appropriations bills, House Bills 2199, 2200, and 2201 that, if passed and signed into law, would fund local infrastructure needs in my district emphasizing safety and growth in the communities. These bills will complete major project priorities focusing on economic development and future growth in the three largest communities in my district.
Throughout my time as State Representative, I have worked across the aisle, taken tough votes, and collaborated in good faith to support critical infrastructure funding needs. I was pleased to hear your firm commitment to advocate for downstate communities during your Budget Address last month, so I believe this is an opportune time to discuss these critically important projects in my district located in downstate Illinois.
My bills aim to fund several infrastructure projects including the water treatment and wastewater expansion on the west side of the city of Danville, creating a railroad underpass at the Curtis Road interchange in the Village of Savoy, and allocating funds for the demolition of several dilapidated and dangerous structures on the former Chanute Air Force Base that currently houses the Campus of Lincoln’s Challenge Academy.
I am happy to make myself available to speak with you and/or your staff and relevant state agencies on this matter. Investing in downstate infrastructure projects is extremely important. That is why I am extending this formal and personal invitation to view these vital projects in my district at your earliest convenience.
I continue to advocate for all the infrastructure needs across Illinois and I ask to participate in your budget and infrastructure discussions during the coming weeks and months.
Please reach out to my district office or my staff here in Springfield to work on setting up an optimal date and time to visit these beautiful 104th District project sites.
If you have any questions, or if you desire further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Michael T. Marron
State Representative – 104th District