Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Many state government executive branch offices will be closed Friday (April 2) for a mandatory furlough day.

State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office, state history museums, Division of Wildlife Service Centers and administrative offices for executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Friday, with about 15,500 executive branch employees on unpaid furlough.

Colorado State Parks will be open Friday (except for visitor centers). State troopers will be patrolling the highways. Department of Transportation snow plows and maintenance crews will be working as necessary, and the Traffic Operations Center will be running. The state unemployment benefits office, state nursing homes, hospitals and care centers also will be open. The state Legislature, Judicial Branch and courts, Attorney General’s Office, Treasurer’s Office and Secretary of State’s Office will be open as well.

Friday will be the seventh government closure day in FY09-10, with one remaining closure day scheduled for May 28. The eight furlough days will save taxpayers $27.2 million.

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