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House Committee Approves Plan to Cut State Employee Pay

A committee in the Kansas House has approved a proposal that would cut state employee pay by seven-and-a-half percent. The House Appropriations Committee today (TUE) approved a spending freeze bill introduced by Governor Sam Brownback. The committee added a provision that would cut the pay of all state and university employees by 7.5 percent for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in June. Representative Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican, introduced the amendment.

The pay cut would also affect legislators, judges and other state officers. It’s estimated the cut would save the state 8 million dollars in the current fiscal year.

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