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Cardinals to thank as Slay cancels furloughs

Cardinals to thank as Slay cancels furloughs

October 21st, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis employees will not have to take mandatory furloughs this year after all, thanks to the Cardinals' trip to the World Series.

KMOX Radio reports that the additional revenue for the city generated by the postseason run has prompted Mayor Francis Slay to cancel furloughs.

Slay says the postseason baseball has generated a little more than $2 million in extra funds for the city. The furloughs were expected to save the city $2.8 million, but if the World Series makes it to seven games, the city would stand to make another $900,000 or so in additional revenue.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com