Illinoisans now know of one area that certainly can, should and must be cut: the Legislature’s fleet of vehicles.
multibillion-dollar budget deficits, [yet] the Illinois Senate still owns a fleet of six vehicles available for use by top leaders of both parties. Along with two other Ford Escapes, the Senate fleet has two late-model Ford Tauruses and a 2005 Dodge Caravan.
Not to be outdone, the Illinois House has eight state-owned vehicles at its leaders’ disposal: a 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid, 2007 Ford and Chrysler vans, 2007 GMC Yukon, 2006 and 2005 Chrysler 300s, a 2004 Chrysler Concorde, and a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
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