BREAKING: Illinois passes two budget bills

The hike would bring in $5 billion in revenue

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - UPDATE: The Illinois House has passed a spending plan, Senate Bill 6, for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 81-34. This came shortly after a revenue bill, including a tax increase, passed 72-45. This budget package now moves to the Senate for debate, but puts the state closer to having its first full budget in three years.

The income tax increase moves the tax rate from 3.75% to 4.95%.

Local Representatives voting yes to both bills included Jehan Gordon-Booth and Mike Unes. Dan Brady, Ryan Spain and Keith Sommer all voted against both bills.

The budget plan now goes back to the Senate. The House needed 71 votes to be veto proof and surpassed that mark on both bills. We will continue to follow this developing story and bring you more information as it is available.

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ORIGINAL: The Illinois House has just voted 72-45 to approve a revenue bill for a potential state budget. The bill includes an income tax increase from 3.75% to 4.95%. The House immediately began debate on a final spending plan.

The tax increase, Senate Bill 9, got 72 votes. It needs 71 votes to be veto proof. It will now go back to the Senate.

Local Representatives voting yes included Jehan Gordon-Booth and Mike Unes. Dan Brady, Ryan Spain and Keith Sommer all voted against the bill.

We will have more on this developing story once the vote has happened on the spending bill, Senate Bill 6.


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