Court backs Pr. George's furlough plan
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Prince George's County's furlough plan is constitutional, reversing an earlier federal court decision.
A federal judge had ruled in August that the county violated the U.S. Constitution when it furloughed 5,900 workers in the last fiscal year, a decision that would have forced the county to repay millions in wages in the midst of a crippling economic downturn.
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