According to the Associated Press, Michigan's 48,000 state government workers were notified Monday of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1st.

Budget director Chris Kolb and other members of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Cabinet emailed the employees.

The email read: "with just two weeks remaining to get a budget completed, time is growing short, and we have a responsibility to be prepared for every possible scenario."

About 30,000, or 62%, of state workers would be temporarily laid off. The rest would be deemed as essential to protecting the health and safety of residents and continue working.

State budget office spokesman Kurt Weiss said it was unknown if workers would receive back pay for days on which they are temporarily laid off.

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