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House Passes First Budget in Two Years, but Governor Vows Veto

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 702 | 0 | 0 min read

The Illinois House passed its first full-year budget in two years, which includes a 32% hike in the personal income tax, but Gov. Bruce Rauner vowed to veto both measure should they pass the Senate. Fifteen Republicans broke ranks with Rauner and voted for the revenue bill, bringing the vote total to 72-45. The measure needed 71 votes to break the three-fifths majority necessary to approve major legislation outside the regular session. The vote for a revenue bill and a spending measure Sunday came at the end of a special session called by Rauner to break the nation’s longest budget imp...

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