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Judiciary calls off February furlough

February 4, 2010, 4:41 p.m. Updated February 4, 2010, 4:41 p.m.

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— The Kansas judicial system will not furlough employees this month because of budget cuts, it was announced Thursday.

The Kansas Supreme Court has called off the furlough plan for February because of savings from a hiring freeze, and revenue enhancements through a federal stimulus grant and a surcharge on most court filings. Under an earlier contingency plan, the court would have implemented a furlough week starting Feb. 15.

In addition, Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss said that if the Legislature approves a $5 million supplemental appropriation, the judiciary may need as few as 4 furlough days for non-judicial staff before June 30. If the appropriation is not made, then the court system may need as many as 24 furlough days, he said.

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