The Illinois House has approved the spending portion of the budget.
The budget fully funds the education formula, makes the full payment to pension obligations, puts $100M toward rural broad band, and $70M toward substance abuse.
State Representative Greg Harris says $200M will be spent on paying down the bill backlog; another $1.2B in bonds at a lower interest rate will also go to the backlog.
as well as bonds of $1.2B
House Leader Jim Durkin (R) Burr Ridge says he voted for the budget which also includes an additional $100M for DCFS.
State Representative Tom Demmer (R) Rochelle says “a number of House Republicans will be supportive” of the “fair compromise” in a “stable budget.”
House adjourns until Saturday at 10am.