The following statement is attributed to Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley in response to the passage of 2015 H Sub Senate Bill 11, which prevented state worker furloughs:
“With the passage of House Substitute for Senate Bill 11, we have dodged a bullet. Thousands of state employees have collectively sighed in relief, knowing they will have paychecks coming in and their family budgets will balance.
“However, it is only temporary. While we continue to inadequately fund our core services and until we correct our structural problems, this will remain a problem. This bill has given us more time to get the job done, but we cannot waste any more time. The Kansas Legislature must get serious about finding a real solution.”