Democrats Override Illinois Gov’s Tax Hike Veto

Posted on July 7, 2017

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Democratic lawmakers voted 71-42 to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a $5 billion tax hike on Thursday.

Illinois has been in a budgetary showdown to address a $6.2 billion deficit, as well as nearly $15 billion in unpaid bills and hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded retirement benefits for state workers.

Source: Democrats Override Illinois Gov’s Tax Hike Veto

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