To try and handle a huge deficit in the coffers of the State of California, Governor Arnold Schwartznegger signed Executive Order S-16-08 in December 2008. This order calls for a two day per month furlough. These two days are the 1st and the 3rd Fridays of every month. All State offices will be closed and employees have to take the days off without pay.
This is not good news for researchers who frequent the either of the California State Libraries, the Sutro in San Francisco or the State Library in Sacramento.
The Guvenator says this will remain in effect from 1 February 2009 to 30 June 2010.