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MONTGOMERY — If you work for the state, or the city of Montgomery, you just landed a four-day weekend.
Gov. Kay Ivey lengthened the July 4 holiday weekend for non-essential state workers Tuesday, and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has followed suit Thursday.
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The city of Montgomery offices will also be closed July 3-4 with the exception of public safety services such as Montgomery Police Department and Montgomery Fire/Rescue.
Mayor Todd Strange said the city mulled keeping the offices open and giving employees an extra paid day off to use later at their leisure, but decided to take advantage of the opportunity for a long weekend.
Ivey issued a memorandum on Tuesday to heads of state agencies making Monday, July 3 a state holiday. As a result, all state offices will be closed on Monday.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety promotes the safe use of fireworks.
Ivey said in the memo that if it’s necessary for any employee to work on Monday, “they should be allowed time off as soon thereafter as possible.”
The date wasn’t previously listed as a holiday on state calendars.
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