Ill. budget deadline nears; House hears 'shutdown' details

Ill. budget deadline nears; House hears 'shutdown' details

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House plans to hear testimony from state agency officials on preparations for a disruption in state services because of the budget impasse.

House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, has invited 15 agencies that report to Gov. Bruce Rauner to explain arrangements on Tuesday.

The new fiscal year begins Wednesday but Republican Rauner vetoed a budget sent to him by Democratic lawmakers. Government workers will continue to be paid through mid-month but some services could stop before that.

Rauner is trying reassure workers that they will continue to get paid even if the deadlock continues.

The Senate will conduct a hearing on changes to workers' compensation - a Rauner priority. A spokeswoman says Democrats will also be asked whether they want to override Rauner's budget veto.

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