The Department of Personnel Administration has now spent a total of $513,933 on legal fees to Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard to handle the administration's furlough litigation, according to an e-mail sent to The State Worker by DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley.
That cumulative figure more than doubles the roughly $228,000 the administration had spent on outsourced furlough lawyers through June 2009. Click here to read an earlier post about the Kronick deal for the 2009-10 fiscal year. That blog item includes a link to a PDF of the current contract.
A State Worker blog user e-mailed a question that we should have asked a long time ago: Does the money to pay Sacramento-based Kronick comes from the general fund?
It does, Jolley said.