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Illinois Lawmakers Override Rauner Veto of 911 Fees

Illinois Lawmakers Override Rauner Veto of 911 Fees”

Earlier in the day, Madigan announced that leaders continued to meet and that no votes would be taken Saturday or Sunday on budget bills or the reforms demanded by Rauner.

IL started its third straight fiscal year without a state budget on Saturday, territory that could mean some universities won't be able to offer federal financial aid, road construction and Powerball ticket sales will halt, and the state's credit rating will be downgraded to "junk".

To make a point, Madigan scheduled a tax increase vote for Sunday.

Some states have gone months without a budget — Pennsylvania had a nine-month impasse that ended past year.

IL has a $6.2 billion annual deficit and $14.7 billion in unpaid bills.

Without a budget, the state comptroller will be unable to cover basic services ordered by courts, road construction and Powerball ticket sales could halt, and the state's credit rating could be downgraded to "junk".

If a balanced budget isn't in place on July 1, IL could become the first state with a "junk" status rating for its general-obligation debt.

IL officials are racing against the clock to pass a budget before the state's credit is branded junk.

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Madigan also said he would send messages to the major credit agencies, which promised a downgrade of Illinois' creditworthiness if the state didn't have a deal by the new fiscal year.

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, said he's putting GOP votes on the spending plan that relies on more than $5 billion in new taxes.

Talks between Democrats who control the Illinois House and Republicans had shown signs of progress as both sides rallied behind a $36.5 billion spending blueprint on Friday and were poised to build on that positive movement in a rare Fourth of July holiday weekend legislative session.

The House voted 90-25 late Friday morning on a version of a yearlong spending plan.

"We're going into very unsafe territory", Dunn said. They want more of the same - more spending and higher taxes.

Although the atmosphere within the statehouse was optimistic after passage of the appropriations amendment, Pritchard admitted there will likely be a negative public response on how to handle the state's $15 billion bill backlog.

But in the final analysis, after you cut through the baloney, nothing substantive happened except for another day coming off the calendar. They include cost-cutting changes to workers' compensation, government consolidation and a property tax freeze.

Democrats, who have large majorities in the Legislature, argue that Rauner's demands are an attack on the middle class.

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