- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - At least 24,200 workers at Kansas state government agencies and state universities have received notices that they’ll be furloughed if lawmakers don’t approve a budget by Sunday.

Figures provided Friday to The Associated Press showed that almost 71 percent of those employees work at a state university.

Department of Administration spokesman John Milburn said about 7,100 employees in agencies under Gov. Sam Brownback’s direct control received notices.

The University of Kansas reported sending furlough notices to almost 5,300 workers. Notices went to another 2,600 workers at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Kansas State University announced it sent notices to more than 8,700 employees. The number at Pittsburg State University was 530.

Lawmakers have yet to approve a complete state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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This story has been corrected to show that the number of furlough notices for Kansas State University is more than 8,700 instead of almost 8,700.


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