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Protestors rally against City of Jackson furloughs

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The City of Jackson's once-a-month furloughs are hitting some employees hard in the pocketbook. 

On Friday, some of those workers joined activists and local leaders to rally outside City Hall, demanding answers.

They want to know how much money the City has saved since implementing the furloughs back in October and how much longer it will go on. 

"They are just here doing their job, and they expect to be paid and not be sitting at home," says Brenda Scott, President of the Mississippi Alliance of State Employees.

Some essential employees, such as police and fire fighters, are exempt from the furlough. 

In October, the City said the furloughs would last two years and would save roughly $5 million in revenue for the general fund. 

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