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Fri Jun 5, 2015, 11:21 PM

Furlough notice from the State of Kansas

As you may be aware, if the Legislature does not pass a budget by 11:59 p.m. on June 6, 2015, the State of Kansas will not be authorized to disburse funds for Fiscal Year 2016. Without this authorization to disburse funds, the state will be forced to implement furloughs starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 7, 2015. The issue is not whether the state has the resources necessary to fund payroll, but that there is no authority to distribute those funds without a budget.


So, the Republican controlled legislature so far has failed to do its job. Now what? More to come.

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greymattermom Jun 2015 OP
MuseRider Jun 2015 #1
TreasonousBastard Jun 2015 #2
greymattermom Jun 2015 #3
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MuseRider Jun 2015 #5

Response to greymattermom (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2015, 11:24 PM

1. Now is when they get to

start selling it all off. Privatize the state more, yippee! Fire sale for the Koch brothers and all their little, unknown entities. Yep, gonna be a fun time.

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Response to greymattermom (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2015, 11:28 PM

2. And, of course, the furloughs will not be at...

the DMV or any other agency people will notice. Prisons won't be left unguarded and police will still give parking tickets and shoot black kids.

Any money around will be shifted from poverty, housing and food programs to programs presumed voters will demand.

It's not that government will be shut down, it's that government will be shut down in the way least liable to piss off Republican voters.

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Response to greymattermom (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2015, 11:46 PM

3. We were all classified as essential and nonessential

This will be interesting. Even though I'm nonessential, I'd like to see it go on for long enough to get some national press. This state is owned by the Koch brothers, and this is what it comes to.

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Response to greymattermom (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2015, 12:50 AM

5. I just read

that most of KDOT will be furloughed. Great. Big hit to universities too.

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