Illinois House Debate on Overriding the Governor’s Veto of the State Budget

State Capitol: This debate centers on whether to override the veto of the state budget that was passed by the House and Senate a week before.

Following the Governor’s veto of the budget, the Senate voted to override the veto on the Fourth of July. Here, we listen to House members, primarily Republican members, who argue for an against overriding the Governor’s veto.

At the end of the debate, the House DID vote to override, by the minimum vote count of 71 voting in favor, while 42 voted against the override. This vote then gave Illinois its first full-year budget in three years, spending $36.5 Billion, and raising personal income tax rates to 4.95%, and the corporate rate to 7%.