TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Supreme Court will meet Monday to
consider whether planned furloughs for court employees are
In early April, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss ordered that court
employees be placed on furloughs for five days. The first furlough
was April 13 and the second was scheduled for next Friday.
Nuss ordered the furloughs to close a $1.4 million shortfall in
court operating funds after lawmakers couldn't reach a budget deal
before adjourning for their annual spring break.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/I0x0m7 ) Nuss
said Friday he would reconsider the furloughs after key legislators
promised that the judicial branch would receive enough money to
cover the shortfall.
Some lawmakers criticized Nuss, saying he should have known that
the Legislature would provide the necessary funds after lawmakers
return next week.