Many state offices closed today and Monday |

Many state offices closed today and Monday

Daily News staff report

Many state government executive branch offices will be closed today for a mandatory furlough day and Monday in observance of the President’s Day holiday.

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 today, with about 15,500 executive branch employees on unpaid furloughs.

Colorado state parks will be open today (except for visitor centers). State troopers will be patrolling the highways. Department of Transportation snowplows 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 sixth government closure day in fiscal year 2009-10, with two remaining closure days scheduled for April 2 and May 28. The eight furlough days will save taxpayers $27.2 million.

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