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Budget Impasse Sparks Questions and Warnings From Vendors

Secretary of State Jesse White wrote Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders a September letter warning of consequences of not paying bills, including utility companies shutting off the power at the Capitol

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    CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 23: Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leaves a campaign event on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Christie, who heads the Republican Governors Association (RGA), was in town to campaign for Rauner. Recent polls show Rauner, a Republican, is in a dead heat with incumbent Pat Quinn, his Democratic opponent. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    A newspaper report says the budget impasse has led to some vendors stopping services provided to state facilities but the Capitol isn't in imminent danger of having the power cut.

    Secretary of State Jesse White wrote Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders a September letter warning of consequences of not paying bills, including utility companies shutting off the power at the Capitol.

    However, the State Journal Register reports Springfield's City Water, Light and Power says that's a last resort for state buildings.

    Other vendors have cut services, including Noonan True Value Hardware and Grand Rental stores. The state buys propane tanks from the company for floor maintenance machines and forklifts. In an Oct. 8 email, the owner wrote that state accounts are closed and won't reopen until there's a budget.

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