by Jonathan Ingram
We've previously reported on SB 2194, which imposes new taxes on tobacco products and hospitals. Of course, cigarette taxes can't fix the structural problems of Medicaid. Last week, the bill passed the House 60-52, with eighteen Republicans voting for the tax hike.
Moments ago, the Illinois Senate concurred with the House 31-27, sending the bill to the Governor's desk. The bill passed with no Republicans support.
You can read the full roll call here.