CHICAGO — The Illinois General Assembly wrapped up a special, one-day veto session this week after approving budget changes that will allow seven state facilities to remain open while shooting down a $200 million to $250 million tax relief package that included breaks for companies threatening to leave the state.

Lawmakers also again left on the table a pension reform package aimed at reining in the state's mammoth pension obligations, which rating agencies have called a significant drag on the state's credit profile.

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