ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It’s a service reduction day for state employees in Maryland.

State workers will be observing it on Friday.

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On such days, the state significantly reduces routine state operations for employees who do not work for agencies that provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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The service reduction days precede holiday weekends.

This is the second of five days scheduled this year to save money for the state.

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