State Capitol On Lockdown After Hazmat Situation Delays House Veto Override Vote

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The building was put on lockdown after a woman threw a powdery substance in the governor's office, Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs told the Springfield Journal-Register.

A lockdown at Illinois' state Capitol building over an unidentified white powder ended after about two hours on Thursday afternoon, authorities said, and the House readied to vote on a state budget. An all-clear signal was broadcast in the Capitol shortly before 3:30 p.m. A woman has reportedly been taken into custody.

A total lockdown was put into effect and people inside were instructed to "shelter yourself". The nation's fifth-largest state has been without a complete budget for two fiscal years due to political wrangling.

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The governor also compared the income tax increase to a "two-by-four smacked across the forehead".

The Illinois House is back in session to decide whether to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a $5 billion tax hike and $36.5 billion budget bills.

Representative John Cabello (R) posted to his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that he and other lawmakers are now locked out of the Capitol and the vote on a budget veto override is now delayed. "This tax hike will solve none of our problems".