Colorado state workers to be furloughed on same days |

Colorado state workers to be furloughed on same days

DENVER – Colorado plans to furlough state workers on the same days, rather than staggering the unpaid leave days throughout the year. That will mean the closure of most government offices on designated furlough days.

Gov. Bill Ritter’s office said Tuesday that the first furlough day would be Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day. Three other furlough days are planned so far and more may be added to save more money.

Ritter spokesman Evan Dreyer said driver’s license offices, for example, will be closed on furlough days.

Many public safety workers, such as state troopers, won’t be furloughed but could have their pay cut. Officials are still deciding whether inspectors from different departments still need to be on the job on furlough days.

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