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Illinois Senate Democrats approve spending nearly $4 billion; lottery winners to be paid

Sep 10, 2015

Rauner calls Illinois Senate Democrats’ action “Groundhog Day”

SPRINGFIELD — With entirely Democratic support, the state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to fund human service providers, to let road money flow through to local governments and to allow Illinois Lottery winners to be paid.

Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, said the appropriations measure would authorize spending of $1.8 billion from general revenue funds for human services.

Additionally, it would allow $2 billion from other state funding sources, including motor fuel taxes.

Republicans opposed the measure, saying Democrats were just accelerating Illinois budget crisis by knowingly spending more money than…

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