Alabama's governor has written the president to try to get help with furloughs for some Alabama National Guard members.
Gov. Robert Bentley asked President Obama to direct the Department of Defense to grant the state's National Guard the authority to shift funds and avoid further furloughs of dual-status employees who work full-time for the Guard during the week and then train as Guard members on the weekend.
Bentley said the 11 days of furloughs from July through September are exacerbating an already critical shortage of full-time National Guard staff.
A Guard spokesman, Col. Dennis Butters, said the furloughs amount to a 20 percent cut in pay for the three months.
Bentley has not received a response yet.
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