The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 20, 2009
Details on cuts to constitutional officers' budgets

We're working with Bee reporter Jim Sanders to flesh out this story on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's cuts to the budgets of the state's constititional officers. The cuts in almost every instance are directed specifically at funds that pay for employee wages.

Most of the cuts take 10 percent out of the departments' personal services budgets. Some less, and one, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi's 21-person office, takes a 62 percent hit.

You can read the budget cuts by clicking here. The cut details start at PDF page 8.

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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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