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House Veto Override Is Remaining Hurdle to First Budget in More Than Two Years

Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 349 | 0 | 0 min read

The Democratic-led House is expected as early as today to attempt an override of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and spending plan. Gov. Bruce Rauner The Democrats will need at least four Republican defections to reach the 71 votes, or three-fifths majority, needed to strike down Rauner’s veto of a $36 billion spending plan, and another bill that would raise income and corporate taxes by $5 billion. Rauner, who has stopped giving press conferences, notified his constituents Tuesday on Facebook that he had “just vetoed Speaker (Michael) Madigan’s...

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