Last month, Quinn presented a budget based on
spending at least $36 billion provided by the tax increase. House Speaker
Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, has said he expects a vote on the tax hike by the
end of May.
But Illinois lawmakers are still pushing a doomsday scenario in the
"We are using, as a base of our revenue, the amount of money the House and
Senate agreed will be available," Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, said
That's about $34 billion.
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BE HONEST: Hayes says there is a budget deal, and Democrats are making a
show of painful budget cuts.
GOP state Rep. Chad Hayes, R-Danville, isn't buying it.
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