SPRINGFIELD (AP) The Illinois House has adjourned and scheduled a Thursday session consider an override of a budget-deal veto. The fate of the nation’s longest-running state budget crisis since at least the Great Depression rests with the House, which lacked a quorum for action Wednesday.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday vetoed a package of legislation that raised the income tax by $5 billion to finance a $36 billion spending plan, which would be Illinois’ first budget since 2015. The Senate swiftly voted to override the vetoes Wednesday and sent them to the House.
Only 59 of the chamber’s 118 members answered the roll call Wednesday. Deputy Democratic Leader Arthur Turner of Chicago was in the chair. He adjourned the House until Thursday.