Supporters say it will help give IL its first budget in more than two years and stabilize the state's financial condition and credit ratings. "At some point, you have to draw the line".
"Today's vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of the budget was the only option to restore vital funding to universities, social service agencies, and try to avoid another credit downgrade. We must use this bipartisan, balanced-budget breakthrough to make IL a state shining with middle-class strength and values".
While no one was hurt, the jarring developments, uncharacteristic even by the rough-and-tumble tradition of IL politics, show how the nation's extreme political polarity poses increasing danger for elected leaders.
He said no one was injured. "It keeps our schools open, provides care for our seniors, and gives our economy a measure of desperately needed stability".
A statewide poll conducted in May by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates and commissioned by Illinois Policy revealed almost two-thirds of Illinoisans surveyed opposed a budget that included a state income tax hike. He says it's "immoral" for the state to carry a $15 billion bill backlog and the $800 million a year in interest it carries.
"I decided that having any budget, even if not flawless, was better than no budget at all", Halpin said.style="text-align: center;"
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However, Brady objects to money being funneled away from what he thinks should be priorities: public education, safety, infrastructure and the most vulnerable. "Nothing! We get nothing but more taxes and more of the status quo". "You just can't keep feeding the spending monster".
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner called the budget a "two-by-four smacked across the forehead" and said that he was responding to local business owners complaining about the property tax increases.
"Those issues are not dead", said Mitchell.
CT and Pennsylvania have the most challenging revenue situations, according to Fitch, as lower-than-anticipated tax collections exacerbated budget gaps and led to disputes over how to close them.
Several community groups and others critical of Rauner during the deadlock praised the move, and also heaped a huge amount of the blame for the impasse on the governor. "We were very close".
A woman also had been seen being led out of the House gallery in handcuffs a short time before session was set to begin.