House bill prioritizes Kansas state p...

House bill prioritizes Kansas state payroll

There are 3 comments on the KansasCity.com story from Mar 9, 2009, titled House bill prioritizes Kansas state payroll. In it, KansasCity.com reports that:

Kansas House Republicans are taking a swipe at Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over a recent budget dispute.They've introduced a measure that would force the governor to pay state employees before paying any ...

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Since: Oct 07

Olathe, KS

#1 Mar 11, 2009
Both the legislature and the governor are guilty of idiocy.

I worked for the state for 31 years in two agencies. Thousands of jobs over the years were created by the governor's office, various state agencies, and the legislature, for placement of individuals 'owed' political favors over the years. First, these folks need to be fired as they are not necessary. Secondly, federal law requires employees be paid first before any and all creditors are paid. Agencies have always tried to step around the law as they did with affirmative action, veteran's preference, and other regulations, to suit their own preferences. Getting rid of this dead wood would bring the state payroll down to practical levels.

Like anything else, the state, as well as the federal government, now believes we, the people, serving them instead of vice versa, and I am sick and tired of it. We should clean house from the dog catcher on up.
john

Shawnee Mission, KS

#2 Mar 13, 2009
The problem is the state was 42000 set on their @ss and colloct a check employees. The state should reduce the scope of government.

Political favors and corruption are greatest at the local level. Reduce local government and reduce fraud, waste and abuse!

Since: Oct 07

Olathe, KS

#3 Mar 13, 2009
john wrote:
The problem is the state was 42000 set on their @ss and colloct a check employees. The state should reduce the scope of government.
Political favors and corruption are greatest at the local level. Reduce local government and reduce fraud, waste and abuse!
I worked both in the state and local level. Political favors exist in both in far too many cases. They also get state cars and other bennies. Many created positions could be eliminated.

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