- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas’ largest union for state employees says it will file legal actions against the state if it furloughs workers.

Rebecca Proctor of the Kansas Organization of State Employees said Friday that she will file actions on a number of levels if an emergency furlough of nonessential state workers takes effect Sunday.

Proctor says her organization is prepared to file labor grievances as well as legal actions against the state. She says she also would arrange to bus public workers to rallies in Topeka to pressure legislators.

State lawmakers have been deadlocked over taxes and spending proposals to close a budget deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Without a budget, the state cannot pay state workers beyond Saturday and all nonessential employees will be furloughed.

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