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Friday is a furlough day for certain Colorado offices

DENVER (AP) – It’s another furlough day for thousands of state government employees.

The unpaid day off Friday affected about 15,500 employees in Colorado executive-branch offices. It was one of eight furlough days Gov. Bill Ritter ordered them to take this fiscal year to help save money.

There are three more furlough days left before the fiscal year ends June 30.

The furloughs are expected to save about $27.2 million as the state deals with plunging tax revenues.

State driver’s license offices and state history museums are among offices that closed Friday. Still open are parks, the unemployment benefits office, state nursing homes, hospitals and care centers.

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