- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Pittsburg State University says about 530 of its workers will be furloughed if the Kansas Legislature does not pass a budget by Sunday.

The university said on its website Friday that 280 employees and about 250 student workers would be furloughed.

Lawmakers were in the 106th day of their annual session, which was supposed to last 90 days. Because a budget has not been passed for the fiscal year beginning July 1, the state cannot pay salaries for the pay period beginning Sunday.

Pittsburg State President Steve Scott said on the university’s website that it is painful to know that employees will feel devalued by the situation.

Workers facing the potential furlough are from the university’s custodial, athletics and technology departments.

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