FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate David
Williams is pledging to end unpaid furloughs for state government
workers if he's elected in next Tuesday's general election.
Williams, the longtime president of the Kentucky state Senate,
released a statement Thursday saying the mandatory furloughs had
minimal impact on the state budget and should never have been
Williams and independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood
Galbraith are running against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who is
seeking re-election to a second term.
Beshear has said he had to impose the unpaid furloughs to avoid
layoffs in the tough financial times brought on by an ailing
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