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In final day of legislative session, Democrats introduce budget that uses federal relief money for infrastructure and drops some tax changes proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker

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Illinois is in line to receive $8.1 billion in relief from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, but the latest budget proposal calls for spending only a portion of that, with $1 billion to be used for infrastructure projects. The other $1.5 billion would be used for programs such as business relief, violence prevention and affordable housing, Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago, the House Democratic majority leader, said during a committee hearing Monday before the spending plan was sent to the House floor on a party-line vote.

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