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State Reps avoiding unpaid time off


UPDATE – State representatives are filing for furloughs past the Monday deadline. Check back for an updated list.

When it comes to the state budget crisis, it's do as I say but not as I do for some of our state representatives.

Records obtained by our investigative team show that 28 of the 160 state reps won't be taking any unpaid time off even though the staffers who work for them have been forced to take five unpaid furlough days.

The staff furloughs were ordered by House leaders to cut $620,000 from the legislature's budget.

The reps are able to avoid the pay cut because their salaries are set by the state Constitution. You can see whether your representative is taking unpaid time off by  clicking here.

Click here to look up your lawmaker’s finances.

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