Illinois Begins New Budget Year Without Fiscal Plan

Springfield, IL – July first is here, and once again Illinois state government doesn't have a budget for the new fiscal year in place.
But that doesn't mean much for now.
State government will still run as normal probably until July 10th. That's the date the comptroller needs authority to issue thousands of employee checks due on the 15th.
Government can still pay bills owed to people from the
Just-ended budget year. And some payments are required even without a budget, such as pension and welfare checks.
Governor Rod Blagojevich has given lawmakers until July 9th to come back and pass more money-generating ideas or he'll make severe cuts.
He could make the cuts and sign the rest of the budget into law then or veto the whole thing and make lawmakers pass a new one quickly.