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Healthcare advocates call for protecting access to care as Pritzker promises ‘painful’ budget cuts

As Gov. JB Pritzker promises “painful” cuts after voters rejected his proposal to replace the state’s flat income tax with a graduated income tax, healthcare advocates are calling on lawmakers to make sure spending decreases do not prevent Illinoisans from getting care.
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Lightfoot unveils ‘pandemic’ budget with layoffs, property tax increase

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a tentative $12.8 billion budget on Wednesday, which calls for hundreds of layoffs, the elimination of over 1,000 unfilled positions and a property tax hike to offset a $1.2 billion revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and continued social unrest.
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