Illinois Lawmakers Pass State Budget
File photo/Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker addresses reporters Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Springfield, Ill., about a budget deal reached among Democrats Thursday, including $1.8 billion in tax relief and setting aside $1.2 billion for future emergency and to pay down pension debt. Behind Pritzker is House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Hillside, left. (AP Photo/John O'Connor)

Illinois‘ proposed 46-billion-dollar budget is awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature.  State lawmakers approved the spending plan early Saturday.  The budget includes one-point-eight-billion-dollars in largely temporary election-year tax relief and one-billion-dollars for the state’s Rainy-Day Fund.  The budget year begins July 1st.