SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)- A Metro-East court is set to take up a motion filed by the state attorney general to halt state employee paychecks until lawmakers solve Illinois’ budget impasse.

Legislators are simultaneously considering a threat by Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto one of two proposals to keep the payments going.

A judge in St. Clair County on Thursday will hear Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request. She is asking the judge to reverse a previous court order requiring Illinois to pay state employees, absent a budget.

House Democrats and Republicans say they agree paychecks should continue. They have launched competing legislation to avoid a government shutdown if Madigan succeeds.

But Rauner said the Democrats’ proposal supports Madigan’s efforts. He favors a Republican plan that would give his office control over state employee payroll.

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