Lawmakers divided over state employee furloughs - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Lawmakers divided over state employee furloughs

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Alabama lawmakers return to work in Montgomery Tuesday. They appear divided over proposals to force state employees to take unpaid time away from work.

A survey by the Associated Press shows a third of state representatives support furloughs. 28% support the move in the Senate.

The AP poll puts the number of undecideds at 43% in the House and half in the Senate.

Lawmakers may have to vote on measures to cut costs by putting state workers on furlough.

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