"The Tribune reported in October that the state regularly pays employees not to work, even as it faces wide budget gaps and service cutbacks. The paper's analysis found that, since 2007, more than 2,000 employees received their usual pay to stay home, amassing $23 million in state wages. More than five months after that report, the numbers remain troubling. For example, a Tribune analysis of state records from late February showed that 10 employees, including Campuzano, had been on leave for more than a year. Last fall, there were two." Read the full investigation by the Tribune here.