Florida state agencies are warning a state government shutdown could have far-reaching effects across the state.
Agencies reported Monday that everything from child support payments, teacher salaries and child abuse investigations could be halted if the Florida Legislature fails to pass a budget by June 30.
Gov. Rick Scott last week ordered agencies to give him a list of the state's critical needs.
State legislators ended their session abruptly last month without passing a new state budget. Legislators plan to return June 1 for a 20-day special session. The House and Senate have been at odds over the budget and health care spending. House Republicans oppose a Senate proposal to extend health care coverage to 800,000 Floridians.
A spokeswoman for Scott said the governor "remains cautiously optimistic" that a budget will passed before the deadline.