State Senator Robert Brown refused to take state furlough days in 2009, while other members of the State Senate did.
He is joined by State Rep. David Lucas who, likewise, refused.
The difference is that now that the Senate MInority Leader has been caught, he says it was a mixup and he swore he had turned in the paperwork.
He used that excuse about his delinquent taxes too.
Will Robert Brown give the money back in a show of solidarity with state employees? The teachers in Bibb County, who Brown represents, are being forced to take four more furlough days after an initial three furlough days.
Ironically, the supposedly cold hearted Republicans took the furlough days last year while the leader of the Senate Democrats couldn’t even be obliged to send in his paperwork to join the effort.
But that’s okay. He’s all in favor of raising everybody’s taxes, including the furloughed employees’ taxes.