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It’s not the moment that ends the state’s budget crisis but it’s a step closer than lawmakers have been in quite some time. The House today voted 90 to 25 for an amendment that contains a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. House Speaker Mike Madigan says the vote is a good step forward. Republican Representative Steve Anderson gave a stirring speech on the House floor in support of getting a budget passed.



Another vote still needs to be held – and that might not be done today. The House will be back in session on Saturday if needed. No votes so far have been taken on increasing revenue’s to help pay for current state spending or the massive backlog of unpaid bills. 

Madigan also sent a letter to bond houses to ask them to delay in dropping the state’s credit ratings to junk status. 
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It’s not the moment that ends the state’s budget crisis but it’s a step closer than lawmakers have been in quite some time. The House today voted 90 to 25 for an amendment that contains a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. House Speaker Mike Madigan says the vote is a good step forward. Republican Representative Steve Anderson gave a stirring speech on the House floor in support of getting a budget passed.

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Another vote still needs to be held – and that might not be done today. The House will be back in session on Saturday if needed. No votes so far have been taken on increasing revenue’s to help pay for current state spending or the massive backlog of unpaid bills. 

Madigan also sent a letter to bond houses to ask them to delay in dropping the state’s credit ratings to junk status. 

 

 
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