SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The debate continues over whether Illinois taxpayers should pay for Barack Obama's presidential library and museum.
An Illinois House Committee voted unanimously yesterday to commit $100 million to the project.
The city of Chicago will be bidding against several other cities for the landmark.
House speaker Mike Madigan supports the plan, saying $100 million is a fraction of the money the state spends on construction each year.
The plan now goes to the full House.