Want to Trigger a String of Rants?

December 23, 2008 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Apparently the City’s snow-removal ability isn’t the only thing that’ll get Lincolnites ranting and raving. You can achieve the same effect by giving State and Federal workers a day off.

The topic raises a good question, though. Should State work schedules be tied, by law, to Federal work schedules? It doesn’t seem like an unreasonable policy in general, but to enshrine the policy in law seems like overkill. Can anybody make a convincing argument supporting the law?

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Fletch December 23, 2008 at 3:02pm

Why not just honor those days off without creating a law? Perhaps our lawmakers have solved every other issue facing Nebraskans, and they’ve come to this one on the list. What coule go wrong? (coughcough Safe Haven cough cough)

beerorkid December 23, 2008 at 3:13pm

We get Arbor day off with pay smile

Dave K December 23, 2008 at 3:41pm

I love this line: Exceptions may include law enforcement, security, military, and employees engaged in other essential functions.

At least someone is admitting that most government employees are non-essential. I don’t really care if days off are tied to state law or not.  It’s not like government inefficiencies aren’t legislated elsewhere.

Gene December 23, 2008 at 5:08pm

I think they’re mostly referring to facilities and housing employees, at least that’s what they used to call them at the University until someone got upset over the term “essential.”

West A Dad December 23, 2008 at 5:09pm

here’s your opportunity to tell us just which government employees are essential.

West A Dad December 23, 2008 at 5:54pm


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