Illinois has a plan to spend $42 billion next fiscal year. Democrats crafted the bill and Governor JB Pritzker approves of their work, saying it’s a balanced plan that holds the line on state spending and ushers in a new fiscal era for the state.

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Republicans say the spending plan came so late in the game that they have no idea what’s really in it and it doesn’t address larger issues including the imbalance in the state’s unemployment fund.