Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has given state employee unions a required 30-day notice of layoffs in case a budget deal is not reached by Oct. 1.
The layoff notices were sent to the unions Friday.
Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd says the governor does not expect a government shutdown and plans to have a budget in place on time.
Rumor has it the House will be addressing "potential" budget solutions next week in caucuses.
The Senate has adjourned until after Labor Day. What's another week of vacation when you've already taken most of the summer off?