Reversing Course, Governor Proposes Supporting Wine Industry

(Springfield-AP) -Monday, April 12, 2004, 12:20 p.m.- Governor Rod Blagojevich has reversed course and now supports spending state money to help the Illinois wine industry. Last year, Blagojevich objected to the 500-thousand dollars a year the state was spending to promote wineries. His administration said the state couldn't afford it.

But the governor's latest budget proposal includes 300-thousand dollars for the wine industry. Blagojevich has said visits to southern Illinois helped show him that the state's small wine industry has potential to create jobs.

Oklahoma Wine News

No comments: