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Pr. George's Seeks to Avoid Repaying Furlough Dollars -- For Now

Citing a pending appeal, Prince George's County is seeking to avoid repaying $17 million in lost wages that a federal judge recently ordered be repaid after ruling the county's furlough plan was unconstitutional.

The county's lawyers recently filed a motion for a stay, arguing that if the county repaid the money now, and then got the decision overturned later, it would be virtually impossible to retrieve the funds from thousands of government workers who were furloughed for ten days last fiscal year.

Translation: It could be months, even years, before anyone sees a dime (if anyone sees a dime). We'll keep you posted on whether the stay is granted.

FOP v PG County - Motion for Stay Pending Appeal (3)

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  August 25, 2009; 2:26 PM ET
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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