July 4, 2017 / 4:00 PM / 4 months ago

Illinois Senate passes tax hike; governor has vowed to veto

CHICAGO, July 4 (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a revenue bill for a fiscal 2018 budget that includes a big income tax rate increase that Governor Bruce Rauner plans to veto.

The $5 billion tax package, which passed the House on Sunday, won approval from the Senate in a 36-18 vote. (Reporting by Karen Pierog; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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