An editorial in the Colby Free Press suggested that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius might have been trying to buy votes by giving state employees Monday off: “Can the July 3 day off be implied taxpayers are paying for a Sebelius campaign action?”
That seems harsh, but then so was the cost to taxpayers of the extra day off — $519,000, because Sebelius’ executive order provided for holiday pay for those employees who did work. Monday was a regular day for state employees in Missouri and Oklahoma. And it’s not as if Kansas’ employees are long overdue a salary increase: State employees got 1.5 percent raises last month.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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