Illinois House inches closer to passing official revenue estimate for first time in years

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Illinois lawmakers moved a step closer to passing an official revenue estimate for the first time in years.

The Illinois Senate passed one last year, but the House neglected to even bring one up for a vote, despite a constitutional requirement to pass a balanced budget every year.

The Illinois Constitution says in Article VIII, Section 2 “The General Assembly by law shall make appropriations for all expenditures of public funds by the State. Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during that year.”