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Furlough plan would close some state offices for more days

MADISON (AP) -- Most of Wisconsin's state offices would close the day after Thanksgiving, President's Day and two other days over the next two years under a plan to help balance the budget.

Closing offices four days a year is one of the options being considered to help meet Governor Jim Doyle's order that all workers take eight unpaid days of furlough. The other days would be the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and on Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.

Employment Relations Director Jennifer Donnelly says it will be up to each state office to determine whether it can close on those days. That plan may not work for the University of Wisconsin due to class schedules or places like prisons or hospitals.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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