Lawmakers Expect Budget Vote Today 

(Springfield, IL)  —  Illinois lawmakers are taking the debate over a new state budget down to the final day. Illinois’ new fiscal year starts tomorrow, as would a wave of negative consequences if lawmakers don’t come to terms on a new spending plan. The proposal before the Illinois House today would raise taxes to spend 36-and-a-half billion-dollars, but Republicans in Springfield say they don’t yet know how high taxes would go under the proposal.