CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite the stopgap budget approved by the governor and state lawmakers, Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger said the state’s pile of unpaid bills is expected to total more than $10 billion by the end of the year.

Munger said the state has authority to spend money thanks to the six-month budget deal, but not enough money to spend, so the backlog of unpaid bills is growing. Service agencies are waiting up to six months to get paid.

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The comptroller said bills largely will be paid on a first-in, first-out basis, but priority will be given to nonprofits not covered by court orders or consent decrees that continued to provide services without a budget last fiscal year; businesses that provided goods and services to the state without payment last year; and colleges, universities, and students who rely on financial aid from the state and faced major cuts and delays last year.

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That means elected state officials can expect to wait to get their paychecks.

“We expect to have, as I mentioned, $10 billion in unpaid bills at the end of this fiscal year, and delays of six months or more for vendors to be paid. How can I in good conscience tell our hospitals, our schools, our small businesses, or non-profits and others to get in line and wait, and we – the elected leaders of the state – walk to the front of the line?” Munger said.

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The Republican comptroller is fighting to keep her job in a race against Democratic Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza in November.