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Tuesday is furlough day for most state employees

Fri., Feb. 18, 2011, 10:40 a.m.

Many state offices closed four consecutive days

Plan ahead today if you need something from most state government offices.

Monday is the Presidents Day holiday and Tuesday is another furlough day for most Washington state employees. That makes a four-day stretch without access to many state offices.

Tuesday is the seventh of 10 unpaid days in the current state budget period. State officials say the furloughs will cut state spending by $70 million. Law enforcement and other crucial workers are exempted, including state wildlife enforcement agents.

The next furlough day will be March 28.

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