Even if Illinois lawmakers and the governor can't reach a budget deal by Wednesday, state employees have another two weeks before they really need to worry about being paid. That's when their first paychecks of the new fiscal year are set to be issued. But there's confusion over whether they'll get money after that point, or not.
An email sent by Gov. Rauner takes a reassuring tone.
"State employees will be paid for their work --- and I will do everything within my power to ensure you don’t miss a single payroll," he writes.
But will the money come through?