Governor J.B. Pritzker signed state’s $40B budget

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the state’s $40 billion budget.     

The budget includes a pay increase for lawmakers, more spending for education and child welfare. 

Pritzker also signed legislation for graduated income tax, which would take effect if residents vote for the measure on the 2020 ballot. 

Pritzker says today marks the start of “fiscal stability after years of crisis.” 

“It was an agenda that sought to put state government back on the side of working families, by raising wages and creating jobs by investing in the critical human services that make us strong,” Pritzker said.

The budget will start on July 1st.

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