State employees can expect to get paychecks through July. That's for work performed before the new fiscal year began.
After that, will they get paid if a budget impasse continues? A court hearing this morning could help decide.
Talk to Illinois' Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, a Democrat, and it sounds simple. Without a budget, Illinois has lost much of its authority to spend money.
"In order for all employees to be paid their full amount of pay, a budget needs to be passed by the legislature and approved by the governor,” Madigan said.