Illinois Senate committee approves stop-gap budget, full salaries for state workers

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois Senate committee has endorsed a one-month state budget plan that includes full salaries for state employees in July.

An appropriations panel sent the issue to the floor Tuesday despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s opposition to the stop-gap measure.
The Republican governor and legislative Democrats have been unable to agree on a full year spending plan two weeks into the new fiscal year. Rauner vetoed a plan lawmakers sent him because it has a deficit.

The House adopted a $2.3 billion short-term budget — with full payroll added — last week. Workers’ pay became an issue because the first paychecks are due Wednesday and court rulings thus far that allow payment.
The Senate is also considering overriding Rauner’s budget veto.