To balance the state budget, the state has scheduled 20 shut-down days over the next two years, keeping most state workers at home, un-paid, and only providing so-called “essential state services” on those days. Have you been hurt by the state shut-down days? We’d like to hear from you for a possible story on the impact of these days off. Contact Rebekah Metzler at 689-2840 or at [email protected]