Carpooling, Four Day Work Weeks Proposed For State Workers

In response to high gas prices, Governor Steve Beshear has announced some new initiatives aimed at helping state workers save money.

The state has set up a new Web site that will be used to allow state workers to hook up with people who live nearby so more people can carpool.

The Governor also addressed the issue of four day work weeks. He says allowing them to work four longer days rather than five eight hour days should reduce their commuting costs by 20 percent.

In recent weeks, Kentucky's Secretary of State's office has implemented a four-day work week.

Beshear said nothing at Tuesday's press conference about mandating four day work weeks, so it will be up to individual agencies to make that decision.

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