Illinois House to consider temporary state budget Wednesday

Illinois House to consider temporary state budget Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is scheduled to take another run at a one-month state spending plan when lawmakers return to Springfield.

A committee hearing is set for Wednesday on legislation from the Senate which would approve spending $2.3 billion to get the state through the July while a long-term fiscal blueprint remains in the air.

The 2016 budget year began July 1 without an agreed-upon plan because of legislative Democrats' dispute with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The House voted on a similar plan last week but it fell four votes short.

Rauner has indicated he'd veto a short-term budget.

A Cook County court ruled Tuesday that without a budget, paychecks to workers cannot be cut after mid-July.

The House plans to be in session Thursday too. The Senate returns next week.

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