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What impact will the failed budget agreement have on Illinois residents?

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois legislatures failed to pass a new budget by midnight Tuesday, which could cause thousands of state agency job cuts.

Since the budget did not pass, some residents and state workers may be affected by a partial government shutdown right away. 

State lawmakers said in-home health care services and disability assistance programs could lose substantial funding as a result of the budget impasse.

Day care providers like the Leslie Bates Davis Family Development Center in East St. Louis may also reduce services or close altogether.

Valerie Thomas and Charnett McCaskill are home health care aides. Both women said they are not only worried about possibly losing their jobs, but how their elderly clients would be affected.

"Without income what am I supposed to do?" said Thomas. "I want to work. I don't want to be in the unemployment line."

"My clients depend on me daily," said McCaskill. "We want to keep our elderly safe and in their own homes."

A temporary budget is in place to pay state workers through mid-July, despite other programs cuts.

While some social services will be stopped Wednesday, state police and prisons will operate normally. The Secretary of State Offices will also be open for driver’s licenses and registrations, and state parks will be open through the Fourth of July weekend.

Lawmakers plan to meet Wednesday at the start of the 2016 fiscal to come up with a one-month budget.

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