Lawmaker wants 4-day week to save money

January 11, 2009 2:55:16 PM PST
A state assemblyman says a shorter work week for some state employees would help New York deal with its budget crisis. Assemblyman Michael Gianaris of Queens is proposing a four-day work week for non-essential employees.

He says the change would save an estimated $30 million a year.

Gov. David Paterson has proposed a budget full of spending cuts and tax and fee increases to combat an estimated $15 billion deficit over two years.

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