Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill averting furloughs | The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle
yay! oh wait, let's read the fine print.
yay!TOPEKA The Kansas Legislature rapidly pushed through a bill Saturday to avert a midnight government shutdown, with Gov. Sam Brownback signing it despite concerns about its legality.
The bill heads off furloughs for more than 24,000 state employees by defining them all as essential. Emergency furloughs triggered by the end of a budget year apply only to workers deemed nonessential to state operations.
SB 11 means that employees will work without the guarantee of being paid for that work. That is potentially in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
So now we'll probably waste federal tax $ with this stupidity going to SCOTUS?