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Gov. Pritzker Reveals $52.7B Budget Focused on Migrant Crisis, Education

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Those are the priorities of the nearly $53 billion Illinois budget proposed by Gov. JB Pritzker. Moreover, the plan includes tax increases primarily aimed at businesses, including a significant tax hike on sports betting. Pritzker, a second-term Democrat, described the $52.7 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year as “focused and disciplined,” stating that it represents a modest 2% spending increase. Despite tight finances, he assured lawmakers in Springfield that Illinois maintains fiscal stability and can uphold its commitments to its residents. “I wish we had big surpluses to work...

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