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North Dakota legislators question unused vacation pay

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BISMARCK - When former state Lottery Director Chuck Keller retired April 30, the state cut him a check for more than $44,000 in unused vacation pay - 1,264 hours to be exact.

Legislators who saw the figure Wednesday during a state budget presentation were astonished and perplexed.

Sen. Larry Robinson, D-Valley City, asked if the state has a limit on how much vacation an employee can carry over, just as many private sector employers have such limits.

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