The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 31, 2008
Chiang: 'I will not comply'

State Controller John Chiang had already announced that he would ignore Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pay cut order. But here's the letter of the Democrat sent to the governor today outlining his opposition.

"To the extent that the Order attempts to govern the constitutional duties for which I was independently elected to perform and, because it is based on faulty legal and factual premises, I will not comply with the Order," Chiang wrote.

Read the full letter.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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