Vince Illuzzi - he of the four-day work week proposal - says he's getting a lot of response, the majority of it favorable, for his idea, which is meant to save on commuting and heating costs.
One of the e-mails he received said in part:
"I am a state employee and fully support your initiative on a 4 day
work week While there are a number of obstacles that need to be
addressed prior to deployment, it is more than doable, given some creative
and bipartisan collaboration."
The senator said he knows there are others out there who say it can't be done - lengthening the school day and the state office day to lop one day off the work week. The school part particularly has its share of naysayers.
Illuzzi is the sort of legislator who tosses out a lot of ideas, some of them unusual, and lets them pinball their way through the system. Sometimes they eventually reach the stage of lighting up the board. Does this one have the legs to do that - to launch a discussion about how things can be done differently in the era of $4 a gallon (or $45) fuel?
Tell us, as you all head into Friday, that fifth day of the week that would likely be the one most would choose to lop off.
- Terri Hallenbeck