Although KOSE bargains for pay raises, those pay raises have to be placed in the budget and approved by the legislature before they can take effect. Last year for the first time, the Kansas Legislature aproved a two-year budget. That budget did not include raises for state employees.
The 2014 legislative session begins on Monday, January 13. Contact your legislators and tell them that pay increases for state employees should be a priority!
If you do not know who your legislators are, click here to use your address to look up your legislators and their contact information.
In the fall of 2014, every member of the Kansas House of Representatives is up for re-election. Any legislator who wants your vote should be willing to give you their vote by voting for you to receive a pay raise.