Wednesday Animal Farming ...

Wednesday Animal Farming ...

Posted by JP on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 15:23

A tourist family was coming into the Capitol this afternoon as I walked by and I caught this exchange as the family cleared the metal detectors.

Tourist: Are lawmakers in session today?
Guard: No. They finished their spring session recently.
Tourist: So they got everything wrapped up?
Guard: Ummm … for now.

Check’s in the mail?
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s allies have started raising fears of a government shutdown if the governor doesn’t do something with the budget before the start of the next fiscal year on July 1. That’d be the more than $2 billion out-of-whack budget lawmakers recently approved.

If you’d like to mark your calendars for the real deadline, according to Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes’ Web site, the state's July 1 to July 15 pay period is scheduled to be paid July 22.

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