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Not Even an Independence Day Session Could Officially End State Budget Impasse

Not even a Fourth of July session could officially end the state budget impasse. It’s something Mark Gebhards has never seen. He’s the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Director of Governmental Affairs.

Senator Chuck Weaver of Peoria has been in office since October 2015—all that time without a state budget. Not even that could move him to support an income tax increase.

The State Senate overrode Governor Rauner’s veto of the income tax increase and budget Tuesday. The Illinois House could take up the override as early as Wednesday.

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