Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is warning the public about the possibility of a state government shutdown next week.
Land advised state residents they may want to renew their driver's licenses and plate tabs early -- just in case services are interrupted when the new fiscal year starts Monday.
Land also promoted the self-service and Internet options that the Secretary of State offers for several services.
The state faces a potential 1.75 billion dollar shortfall in the fiscal year that starts in October.
If lawmakers don't balance the budget or approve a temporary extension before then, several services that rely on the state could be at risk.
Employees of the Legislature also are getting notices that they could face pay cuts without a budget deal.