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Senate sends emergency budget to Rauner, who vows to kill it

Jul 16, 2015

Governor likely to take no action on 30-day emergency budget

SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a stopgap Friday, but its chances for the governor’s signature appear next to none.

The Senate also overrode about a half-dozen of the governor’s budget-bill vetoes, but it’s uncertain whether the House will follow suit on the same bills.

Also in the Senate, a measure to freeze property taxes for two years and force a rewrite of the state’s school aid formula failed.

Senate Democrats provided all 39 of the “yes” votes to move the short-term “essential services” budget, SB 2040, to Republican Gov. Bruce…

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