Published Jul 6, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Updated at 6:09 AM CDT on Jul 7, 2017
After more than two years of Illinois’ historic stalemate, lawmakers voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of an income tax hike and $36 billion spending plan, putting a budget in place.
The Senate voted to override the vetoes on Tuesday, while representatives in the House voted Thursday afternoon. All three bills passed the House by more than 71 votes, which was the number needed to override a veto.
Now that Illinois has its first full budget since 2015, here are some of the highlights of what this means for residents.