Colorado lawmaker proposes 4-day work week |

Colorado lawmaker proposes 4-day work week

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” A state lawmaker says switching to a four-day work week could help cut greenhouse gases, reduce traffic, and save money on road maintenance.

Republican state Rep. Don Marostica of Loveland plans to introduce the measure next session to change the work week for state employees to four, 10-hour days.

Marostica announced his plan Tuesday. He noted Utah’s plan to shift 17,000 of its 24,000 employees to a four-day week next month is expected to save that state $3 million in energy costs per year.

Utah’s move does not affect state police, prison guards, court employees or public universities.

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