Illinois House passes budget relying on federal funding

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House passed a $40 billion state budget late Saturday that relies heavily on federal funding.

The Chicago Tribune reported the spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 now heads to the Senate.

The budget passed on a largely party-line vote of 68-44.

Also Saturday, the House passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. 

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(This story was originally published on May 23, 2020)

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