State Budget Passes House...Hurdles Remain
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A proposed $36 billion state budget in Illinois has passed a critical test, but a powerful legislative leader says lawmakers will miss a deadline to avoid starting a third consecutive fiscal year without a budget.

The House voted 90-25 on Friday on a version of a yearlong spending plan. But the proposal needs another vote for final House approval.

House Speaker Michael Madigan says that means the midnight deadline for a new budget will be missed. He says lawmakers will continue working Saturday.

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