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  • verb Present participle of furlough.


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  • Allison Bussler, assistant to County Executive Dan Vrakas, confirmed this afternoon that the idea of furloughing county employees was discussed, but hasn't gone much beyond that.

  • After "furloughing" public workers, which was the equivalent of a 14 percent pay cut, Schwarzenegger's latest gambit is to cut their pay down to the level of the federal minimum wage, which is lower than California's.

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  • Among other things, California is "furloughing" the faculty at its public universities.


  • Among other things, California is "furloughing" the faculty at its public universities.

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  • Unlike the federal government, most states are required to balance their budgets, forcing states to make tough choices such as furloughing employees, instituting pay freezes and cutting funding to normally untouchable programs like education and health-care funding.

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  • There is ample proof of this right now in the United States where the Federal government is borrowing money to provide a large stimulative boost even as the individual states invoke counter-stimulative policies, such as furloughing workers, because they are bound by balanced-budget rules.

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  • More recently, a number of companies have resorted to layoffs, he said, but the newer trend seemed to be "furloughing" employees for short amounts of time.

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  • The unpaid leave, known as "furloughing", follows Newsquest telling staff in some areas its pay freeze, announced in December, will continue until next year.

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  • Instead, they argued that the Legislature should just do the work now and consider other cuts, such as furloughing state workers, cutting state pay and increasing what state employees pay in health coverage.

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  • Seeking to avoid a repeat of the partisan fight that ended up temporarily cutting off FAA funding and furloughing 4,000 agency employees this summer, House and Senate leaders paved the way for passage of interim reauthorization bills stripped of language dealing with controversial labor-management issues and changes in subsidies for airline service to certain rural areas.

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