Eight weeks ago, Gov. JB Pritzker stood at the podium on the Illinois House floor in Springfield, laying out his $42 billion budget plan for the 2021 fiscal year — a plan based on rosy assumptions the strong economy would keep humming along and with high hopes for his signature graduated income tax constitutional amendment passing muster with voters in November, which he had promised on both the campaign trail and in his first year in office would net the state billions more in revenues.

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