Updated 3:47 p.m.:
A package of tax breaks for Illinois businesses made it through a legislative committee despite major concerns by lawmakers.
The House Revenue Committee approved the measure 6-0 Monday. But two important legislators said they may oppose the bill when it comes up on the House floor.
The package would cost state government about $250 million a year. That's down from $850 million in an earlier proposal.
Often tax legislation is a little bit muddled. We try to break down Obama's latest for you and let you know what your U.S. Senators, Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill, think as they go to vote on the bill.
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