The Illinois Senate voted to override the Governor’s veto of a new state budget and income tax increase on Tuesday. With few Republicans supporting the bills, the Senate approved the spending plan and 32 percent income tax hike. The Governor quickly vetoed the bills saying the budget wasn’t balanced and didn’t include his proposed reforms. New Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady expressed a similar sentiment during debate.
State Senator Toi Hutchinson says they will continue working on property tax relief and worker’s compensation reform, but stressed the importance of getting a budget done now.
Supporters also argued there is no time left, as the state risks being dropped to junk bond status if no action is taken.