Illinois Senate To Spend The Holiday Voting On A Budget

Jul 3, 2017

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on a full budget today.

Credit Jenna Dooley

That’s after the House passed a spending plan and a tax increase over the weekend to try and end the two-year long impasse.

In the House, 15 Republicans went against Gov. Bruce Rauner and voted yes.

But it’s not a given that the Senate has the votes to pass it.

Senate Democrats already passed a budget. It included more spending than the plan they’re set to consider today.

Senate Republicans opposed that budget - and the question now is whether they’ll oppose this one too.

Rauner has said he will veto the budget if it comes to his desk because citizens shouldn’t pay more in taxes when lawmakers have not passed his political agenda that he says would grow the economy.