Lawmakers Push Budget Patch


Lawmakers are taking $1.3 billion in funds earmarked for things like road construction to pay for the budget shortfall, which would have run out of funds, to pay for prison guards and subsidized day care programs. Legislative leaders have been working with Gov. Bruce Rauner on the plan to cover the $1.6 billion budget gap because the budget that passed last year wasn't enough to cover the state's expenses. An additional 2.25 percent across the board cut will also help fill the remaining shortfall. Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky has the details on the latest action.

View our interactive graphic to see how Illinois House members voted on HB0317.

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