SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) — The state budget is being sent back to the General Assembly by Gov. JB Pritzker for some changes.
The governor used an amendatory veto for Senate Bill 2800 and is providing recommendations for change.
Pritzker said some parts of the appropriations bill were assigned an incorrect effective date while others weren’t assigned a date to be implemented at all.
The budget should take effect July 1, 2021, which is the first day of Fiscal Year 2022.
Without the veto many of the appropriations in the bill would not take effect until June 1, 2022, 11 months into the fiscal year.
The changes governor Pritzker made will need to be agreed upon by lawmakers in both chambers.
Governor Pritzker highlighted the $42 billion state budget on June 4 and said it’s remarkable that state lawmakers could pass a “balanced” budget during a pandemic without help from the federal government.
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June 15, 2021 at 04:08PM