PARKHURST APPOINTMENT

Republican Leader Jim Durkin appointed State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst of Kankakee to the Recovery, Reinvest, and Renew Board. The R3 Grant Program receives 25% of recreational marijuana tax revenue and will invest in communities hit by “economic disinvestment and violence.” The R3 Board is tasked with oversight, providing guidance, and develop a structure for administering the grant program. Additionally, R3 Board will designate R3 Area boundaries, identifying jurisdictions eligible for funding based on state data indicating highest-need communities.