Democrats Call Vote for 500-Page Spending Plan Just After Filing

House Republicans held a press conference immediately following the vote on an appropriation plan that spends $7 billion more in revenue than the state has coming into its coffers.

"The bipartisan budget working groups have been making gains," said Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake). "Then this bill is dropped and Leader Currie says we can't depend on compromise."

House Republicans were denied a vote verification for a 500-page bill that was introduced a mere 90-minutes before it was called for debate on the House Floor. Democrats then limited the debate to less than an hour with a parliamentarian move.

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The 500-page budget appropriations bill introduced 90-minutes prior to the Speaker calling it for a vote.