On March 21 Senator Chris Widener, FAIA (R-Springfield) won unanimous support for a comparatively small capital reappropriations bill (SB 312) that authorizes the use of unspent funds on previously authorized capital projects.

The senator said the measure allows the use of $1.234 billion, and noted that other recent reappropriations bills have authorized the spending of $2.5 billion and $5.8 billion.