The leaders of the Legislature want to make sure they feel your pain.This just hit the inbox:
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston announced today an additional six furlough days for state legislators through the remainder of this fiscal year. With these additional days, legislators will have taken a total of eleven furlough days in fiscal year 2010.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston issued the following joint statement:
“Now that we have an even more realistic picture of our state’s revenue for the remainder of this fiscal year, we are announcing an additional six days of furloughs for General Assembly members, including ourselves. As elected leaders, we must lead by example and we are not immune to the revenue shortfalls that are affecting our state and our families. That is why we are committed to doing our small part to balance the budget.
“We are confident that by making the tough budget decisions now, we will set the stage