Governor vetoes IL budget bill

07 July, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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A few minutes before 1:30 p.m., two security guards walked a woman with her arms handcuffed behind her back through a hallway in back of the House chamber.

The lockdown is preventing some House legislators from entering the Capitol to consider overriding Governor Rauner's veto of tax hike and budget measures.

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According to WAND-TV Capitol Reporter Michon Lindstrom, a woman was arrested for throwing the white substance in front of the doorway to Governor Bruce Rauner's office Thursday afternoon.

Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan needs 71 votes to override the governor. In a Facebook video post Monday, Rauner called the tax hike and budget bill "a repeat of the same policies that created this financial crisis". No business can be conducted, and the House is adjourned.

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The vote on a budget for the State of IL is delayed as the Capitol is on lockdown.

A House vote to override Rauner's veto would give IL its first annual budget since 2015 and spell the end of the nation's longest fiscal stalemate since at least the Great Depression.

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The budget plan included a 32 percent income tax increase.

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