Colorado furloughs half of state workers Tuesday |

Colorado furloughs half of state workers Tuesday

DENVER – If you want a driver’s license, a copy of an accident report or a tour of the state Capitol on Tuesday, you’re out of luck.

Some 15,500 state workers are taking their first of four unpaid days off because of budget cuts.

But about half of the state’s approximately 29,000 employees will still be on the job. That includes state troopers who will be patrolling Colorado highways and labor department employees who will be paying unemployment benefits.

State parks, campgrounds and marinas will be open, but visitors centers will be closed. Courts will also be open as normal, as will the offices of the state attorney general and secretary of state.

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