California put 20,000 workers on furlough for three Fridays a month, which results in a 15 percent pay cut for employees. The state's court system is having 10 days of furloughs on the third Wednesday of each month for the next 10 months, which will result in $90 million in savings.
Furloughed 15,500 state employees, excluding workers in the departments of public safety, parks, unemployment and state hospitals. The furloughs will take place during four days over the next few months and are anticipated to save the state $13.6 million.
The state is furloughing 128,000 educators on teacher planning , which will save Georgia $135 million.
To take place between Oct. 23 and May 14, Hawaii set 17 fourlough days for public school teachers, wh will result in a savings of $117 million to the state and will cut paychecks by 7.9 percent.
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Maryland is furloughing 70,000 state employees during the next few months. There is also a tentative 10-day furlough in the works for state university employees, which could begin next month. The plan would affect 21,000 employees and would save the state $26 million.
Michigan is furloughing state employees for six days.
New Hampshire (Tentative)
New Hampshire may furlough state employees for 19 days over two years, which will save the state $21 million. The government will sent 12 of the days and employees will be able to chose which other days to take off.
Considering furloughing 1,800 workers in the court system to help close a $400 million budget deficit.
Oregon will furlough state employees during the next two years for 10 to 14 days, depending on the amount the workers make. The move is expected to save the state about $71.5 million.
Rhode Island (Tentative)
Rhode Island would furlough 12,900 workers for 12 days, a move that would save the state $17.3 million.
In a plan that includes layoffs, Virginia will furlough its employees for a day to curb a growing $1.5 billion shortfall.
Wisconsin will shut down services for 16 days, setting half of them and allowing employees to choose the other days during which to take furloughs. The state hopes to save $225 million through the plan.
Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures and Stateline.org reporting
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