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State Employees May Take Four Day Work Week

Our state’s spending budget has nearly doubled since Governor Richardson took office. Despite this mind blowing growth, state government is apparently feeling the pinch at the pump.

Gov. Bill Richardson has signed an executive order creating a telework and alternative work schedule program for state workers.

It creates a framework for the creation of things like four-day work weeks to cut down on commuting and allowing workers to telecommute. Richardson said it would help reduce fuel use and taxpayer costs.

Um, after nearly doubling the budget, he is now going to pretend to care about saving taxpayer’s money. Right. My guess is that despite the bloated state budget, I’m going to try and walk into a state agency office and instead of service discover longer lines, or worse that it is closed, as a result of an executive order that allowed a flexible work week.