May 31, 2018 / 6:26 PM / 20 days ago

Illinois House vote sends FY 2019 budget to governor

CHICAGO, May 31 (Reuters) - The Illinois House gave final legislative approval on Thursday to a $38.5 billion fiscal 2019 budget that next heads to Governor Bruce Rauner.

State Representative Greg Harris, the Democrats’ budget point-person, said the Republican governor is expected to sign the bipartisan spending plan, which the Senate overwhelmingly passed on Wednesday. (Reporting by Karen Pierog in Chicago Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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