Lawmakers pass budget package to close out special session

Republicans say budget balanced ‘only on a wing and a prayer’

PETER HANCOCK | Capitol News Illinois
Posted 5/24/20

SPRINGFIELD – The Senate on early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains tentative depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential congressional action that could send more financial aid to states. The House approved the budget bill late Saturday night.

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