(Chicago, IL) — After 735 days without one, Illinois now has a state budget. The House joined the Senate and voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of the budget and tax increase approved over the weekend. On the House floor, Republican David Harris said Governor Rauner, as an astute businessman, should know the state can’t risk its credit or more unpaid bills by continuing to operate without a budget. Ten Republicans joined Democrats on the override. After the votes, House Speaker Michael Madigan said his colleagues didn’t do what was easy, but what was best for the future of the state. There is an income tax hike, but none of the pro-business reforms Governor Rauner had demanded.
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