CHICAGO (AP/CBS) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the state budget and legislation related to enacting a graduated income tax in Illinois.
Pritzker’s office signed the measures Wednesday afternoon at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. They are pillars of what the first-year governor has called one of the most “ambitious and consequential” legislative session in state history.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting At 119th Street
The nearly $40 billion budget increases spending for education and the state’s child welfare agency. It fully funds the state’s $9 billion pension contribution and borrows $1.2 billion to pay $6.7 billion in overdue bills. The budget also includes a $1,600 annual pay raise for lawmakers.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Temperatures Climbing; Sunny Skies Ahead
The income tax measure adds a constitutional amendment question to 2020 ballots asking voters whether they want rates to increase with income.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
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