FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear said Saturday his administration will implement the sixth planned furlough day for most executive branch employees even thought the state budget is expected to end the fiscal year June 30 with a surplus of almost $70 million.
“We will have the sixth furlough day this year,” Beshear told reporters Saturday at the Governor’s Derby Breakfast in downtown Frankfort.
He said he will look at the state’s revenue picture for the next fiscal year, that begins July 1, to determine whether there will be furloughs next year.
Beshear has said the furloughs will save $24 million a year and avoid laying off about 400 state employees.