Springfield, Ill – With the governor and legislative leaders still fighting over a state budget a day into the new budget year, Illinois lawmakers approved a one-month interim spending plan Thursday to keep government operating.
Both the House and the Senate approved an interim 30-day, short-term core services budget.
The spending plan now goes to Governor Rod Blagojevich's desk.
That version provides a full-year spending plan but ends that proposal as of August 1.
Springfield, Ill. – The state of Illinois is starting the fiscal year today (Thursday) without a budget.
State government will keep running, though. Leaders are instead pushing a one-month budget that will keep services going, and make sure state workers still get paid. Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Sen. President Emil Jones said there wouldn't be an agreement on a full-year spending plan by the start of the new budget year.