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May 31, 2018



For the first time since 2015 Illinois may actually have a budget in place before the start of the new fiscal year. Illinois House lawmakers voted Thursday to approve a $38.5 billion state budget plan by a vote of 97-18. That followed a vote in the Senate on Wednesday that passed the budget bill by a vote of 54-2. The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who said in a statement he plans to sign it. Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation; Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability; and Adam Schuster, director of budget and tax research at the Illinois Policy Institute join WTTW to discuss the budget deal.


Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight