News

US Representative Rodney Davis Says FEMA Uses Fuzzy Math

US Representative Rodney Davis Says FEMA Uses Fuzzy Math

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Legislation is being introduced on Capitol Hill to eliminate the disparity in how disaster assistance is distributed.  US Representative Rodney Davis says his bill would change the formula when determining amounts for communties devastated by natural disasters.

“It is seriously flawed. Because in states like Illinois that has a large population in one corner of the state, we get penalized in rural areas like Gifford and Washington and a few years ago, Harrisburg” says Davis.

He adds “For example, a million dollars in aid to Chicago may not mean as much as it would for a rural community.”

US Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk have submitted a similar bill in the US Senate.

Recent Headlines

in Local

DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

water

DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

in Local

Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

inmate_exiting_kamron_taylor

Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

in Local

House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

high speed rail

An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

in Local

Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

medicaid

Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

in Local

Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

Budget Cuts

State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.