Illinois passes final budget bill, okays $6 billion of bonds

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Posted: Jul 03, 2017 1:41 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill for the final piece of the state's fiscal 2018 budget that includes authorization for $6 billion of bonds to pay bills.

The budget implementation bill was sent to the Senate on a 72-36 vote. The House on Sunday passed appropriation and revenue bills that require concurrence votes in the Senate.

(Reporting By Karen Pierog and Dave McKinney; Editing by David Gregorio)