A prominent Vermont senator wants state government and public schools to move to a four-day work week before the end of 2008, the Times Argus of Barre-Montpelier reports. Sen. Vince Illuzzi, an Essex County Republican, said skyrocketing fuel expenses threaten to deplete state and personal finances this winter. Shifting to a four-day work week, Illuzzi said, will shrink heating expenses for the state and save employees money on commuting costs. "If folks are commuting four days a week instead of five, I think there's some significant cost savings that can be achieved given the current price of petroleum-based products," Illuzzi

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