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"NGA’s final verdict is as disappointing as the methods they used to achieve it. It appears that this result was baked in long ago, despite nearly every objective metric being in St. Clair County’s favor. I’m currently reviewing NGA’s Record of Decision and the justifications they used for a process that has yielded far more questions than answers from the very beginning, " Rep.
Rep. Mike Bost announced he will be hosting a free, public forum for residents to raise questions and concerns about the placement of the headquarters. The forum will start at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, at the Katy Cavins Community Center, 308 East 5th Street in O’Fallon.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, issued a statement similar to Durbin’s letter on Tuesday.
Also Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, that would require the VA to develop plans to hire permanent directors for all the administration’s facilities without one.
“Continual uncertainty at the top of any organization is destructive, and it certainly makes it tougher to fix problems at the VA,” Bost said.
The tug-of-war between Illinois and Missouri over the location of the highly coveted new western headquarters for the $1.75 billion National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency took a new turn Thursday. That’s when U.S. Rep.
Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis, rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in a suburban area of Southern Illinois.
When it comes to school funding, the formula is often complicated. It’s even more complex for school districts like Mascoutah District 19, which receives impact aid from the federal government.
“The security assessment and the environmental impact are two of the most important criteria for this project. Our meeting today raised serious concerns that these elements were not properly studied. NGA-West is a facility with significant national security importance which demands more attention to detail than it has received.”
The additional questions arose following a meeting late last week between the Illinois delegation members and NGA Director Robert Cardillo in Washington, D.C.