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Unformatted text preview: 36 | P a g e 2 / 2 / 2 0 0 9 SA V I N G E N E R G Y W I T H A F O U R - D A Y W O R K W E E K A new trend in energy savings has much in common with the fantasies of political conservatives: shutting down the government (for a day, at least). Last summer Utah went to a four-day work week, hoping that savings on state utility bills would yield $3 million a year. (Each work day became ten hours long, rather than eight.) In the current budget crunch, several other states including West Virginia and even New York have considered the possibility of following Utahs lead, as have towns like Spring Lake in North Carolina. In Idaho, some schools want to move to a four-day week, while keeping equal numbers of classes, while some districts in Arizona and Oregon have considered similar moves. Contemplating a proposed eight-hour school day in Idaho, one sophomore said, I dont think Id be able to pay attention at all, according to KLEW, a local television station....
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2011 for the course BIO 1A taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Casper College.
- Fall '09