State workers get Black Friday off

State workers will get the day after Thanksgiving (November 29th) off from work, thanks to the executive order Governor Nixon issued on Friday. In a release from his office, Nixon said â??As our efforts to make government more efficient and effective continue to pay dividends for our budget and our economy, I am pleased to be able to provide state employees with the day off on the Friday after Thanksgiving.â??

While most state employees will get Black Friday off from work, Nixon says, â??Public safety and other essential services and facilities will continue their normal operations.â??