Spending precedes revenue as Illinois House passes budget bills

Democratic lawmakers pushed dozens of fiscal 2015 appropriations bills through the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday over protests largely from Republicans that the money does not exist to pay for higher spending. But instead of voting first on the taxes, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan decided to start with appropriations. At the beginning of Thursday’s marathon budget session, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said that the budget process was taking the wrong turn. Christopher Mooney, director of the Illinois Institute of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, said Illinois lawmakers face a tough choice of voting for higher taxes going into November’s general election or enacting a budget with significant spending cuts.

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