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Sebelius signs budget bill; pay crisis averted

By Janet Reid · February 17, 2009 · Comment on this

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday signed a deficit reduction bill that Republican legislative leaders wanted, and those GOP leaders dropped their objections to inter-government borrowing to pay state workers on time this week.

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Centerville 5 years, 10 months ago

Yesterday someone posted her hysterical email to state employees which started the whole mess. Please re-post. Thanks.

Centerville 5 years, 10 months ago

Found it: "Last week, I called a meeting of the State Finance Council to approve moving money from one account to another so the State can pay its bills, including State Employee payroll, on time. This routine budget action has been approved every year for the last ten years. And we told legislative leaders in December, when they cut my request in half, that we would need a certificate by mid-February.

Yesterday, legislative leadership told me they would not approve this transfer until I sign the 2009 budget bill. The problem is - the bill has not been delivered to my desk, so I have nothing to sign.

As a result of this action, State Employee payroll, which is due Friday, is now in jeopardy."

Question: is it too late to nominate her for an Oscar?

Budgets_Smudgets 5 years, 10 months ago

That email is outrageous.

This was all just cheap theater. With both the Governor (yes), and the legislature responsible.

All of the state employees and readers of the LJW were chumps for cheap seats.

Alia Ahmed 5 years, 10 months ago

I'm a state employee and I didn't receive that email or any other one from Governor Sebelius.

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