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UPDATED; The Illinois House has officially voted in favor to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto and passed a budget for the first time in 3 years 71-42.
 
BACK STORY; The Illinois Senate Tuesday morning passed both the spending bill and the tax increase bill, that were approved by the House on Sunday. Both passed with some Senate Republicans voting "yes" on both bills to provide the veto-proof majority needed to override the Governor's veto, which came at 1:39 Tuesday afternoon.
 
The Senate quickly overrode the Governor's veto of both bills in votes later on Tuesday afternoon.
 
The new budget increases the personal income tax from 3-point-7-5 to 4-point-9-5 percent, and the corporate tax from 5-point-2-5 to 7 percent. Both tax increases are permanent.
 
Democrats claim the 36-point-one billion dollar budget is balanced, with 2-point-5 billion in spending cuts and one-point-5 billion in pension savings.
 
Republicans wanted reforms in state spending like to include statewide property tax relief, cost reductions in workers' compensation and benefits for state-employee pensions, and working toward dissolving or eliminating local governments but did not receive those in the proposed budget agreement.
 
The House was set to convene at 1:30 Thursday afternoon to vote on the override of the Governor's veto but was delayed due to a security issue at the Capitol building. As the Illinois House was getting set to take a vote on overriding the Governor's budget and tax increase veto; the building went on lock down because of a white powdery substance thrown in front of the Governor's office and the House Chambers. The Springfield Fire Department responded with a Hazmat team and the Capitol Police locked down the building. 
 
The all-clear was then given at 3:30PM when no dangerous substances were found and representatives were let back into the House and went into an open-floor discussion on the proposed budget veto override vote.
 
The minimum number of votes needed to pass the override was met. 

 

 
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