SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a $36 billion budget plan and $5 billion income tax increase.
The Democratic-controlled chamber acted within 30 minutes Tuesday of the Republican governor’s vetoes.
The vote was 36-19 to override legislation to increase the personal income tax rate by 32 percent.
It supports a $36 billion spending plan that Rauner also vetoed. The Senate voted 39-15 to reverse that vote.
House Speaker Michael Madigan — a Chicago Democrat — has pledged to override the vetoes too. But he did not plan to call overrides on Tuesday.