The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 30, 2008
Billwatch: Links for signed and vetoed bills

We've been fielding some calls and e-mails about where to go for information on the pile of legislation that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed and vetoed. Our suggestions to add to your favorites list:

The Governor's Web site, which includes links to "all bills acted on," "featured bills," "bill search" and press releases. Be warned: some of these sites can be a bit tardy to update.

You can search bills several ways, read their language and analyses and track histories at the state's bill information Web site.

And you can get a simple list of bills signed into law at the Secretary of State's Bill Chapters site.

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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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