They’ll get paid when it’s over
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015
* Some folks have been wondering in comments and in e-mails what happens to state employee paychecks after a budget is finally implemented.
Some are ominously pointing to that back pay legislation which has been sitting idle for years and fear the same thing will happen once a budget is passed.
* So, I asked the attorney general’s office about it today. I was told that employees would not have to file with the Court of Claims or otherwise wait extended periods for their unpaid salaries. The paychecks will be forthcoming as soon as they’re processed by agencies and the comptroller.
The difference with that back pay bill was the GA didn’t appropriate enough money to fund salaries. As long as the new budget contains adequate appropriations, everything will be fine… eventually.