(Springfield, IL) — Illinois is one vote away from having its first state budget in nearly three years. The Illinois Senate Tuesday voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a 32-percent income tax hike and the 36 billion-dollar budget that it fuels. Senate President John Cullerton reacted favorably to the action.
The Illinois House didn’t have enough lawmakers at the Capitol in Springfield yesterday to take up an override as well. State Representative Art Turner informs the house they did not have a quorum.
That vote is expected today. The Illinois House needs 71 votes to override the Governor’s veto. They passed the budget over the weekend with 72 votes, but there were 15 Republicans that voted in favor of the budget the first time around. The question will be do those same Republicans vote yet to override the Governor’s veto of the budget and tax increase today.
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