(KTRS) – The Illinois Senate has sent a bill to Governor Bruce Rauner that releases billions for local governments.
The legislation represents a compromise between the Republican governor and Democratic lawmakers. The proposal will release about $2 billion of tax revenue collected on fuel, cellphone calls, and more, to local governments. There’s also state funding to help low-income residents pay heating bills and to keep domestic violence shelters open.
The legislation swept through the House last week after Rauner compromised with Democrats.
The Associated Press contributed to this report