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Assistant D. A.'s to get more furlough time

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some prosecutors are facing the possibility of a second day of furloughs per month because of state budget problems.   Assistant District Attorneys across Georgia already must take one unpaid day off from work a month.  

Now, the Prosecuting Attorney's Council is debating whether budget woes may force them to take two unpaid furlough days next month. The Dougherty D.A.'s office has five state ADA's, nearly half of the office's staff. 

 "Law enforcement and the courts, those are fundamental services that the government provides the people. These must be placed at the top of any budgetary resources," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty D.A.

 Edwards says he expects to hear from the Prosecuting Attorney's Council about furloughs by the end of the month.

These furloughs do not affect the elected District Attorneys.

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