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Furloughs on Tuesday will close many offices

Many state offices will be closed Tuesday as workers for most agencies and departments go on a one-day unpaid furlough, the third this year.

Thousands of state workers, from the Agriculture Department to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, are covered by a law passed last spring that is designed to save the state an estimated $70 million through next June through a total of 10 furlough days.

The furlough covers many workers not involved in public safety, child protection or revenue generation. Exempted are state troopers, prison guards and child protective service workers. State colleges and universities also remain open because they were ordered to find budget savings through other means.

Jim Camden

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