For the last few years, lawmakers have passed bills requiring all representatives and senators to take one unpaid furlough day per month. This started a few years ago when state employees were being asked to do the same to save money in tight budget times.  But this year there was no lawmaker furlough bill, so lawmakers will collect an additional $3,100 each.

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