The new fiscal year began Wednesday, and Illinois has no new spending plan in place. It could be a while before there is one, but Illinois isn't alone.
Across the border in Wisconsin, lawmakers can't reach a spending deal.
Over on the east coast, North Carolina is in budgetary flux. Pennsylvania's negotiations are dragging on, and New Hampshire and Alabama are also facing similar issues.
National Conference of State Legislatures' fiscal analyst Arturo Perez says more states than usual have unfinished budgets.