The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 5, 2009
Furlough roundup

It's been a wild day as The State Worker chased news from eight consitutional offices and the Board of Equalization. Of course, we've also fielded your calls and e-mails about our Thursday column as Furlough Friday looms.

Admittedly, we've fallen a bit behind. So here's a quick roundup of stuff that almost slipped throught the cracks:

Here's an e-mail to Cap Bureau boss Dan Smith from Treasurer Bill Lockyer's spokesman, Tom Dresslar, comparing furlough savings to money the department has saved through other means.

You can view the "Memo from Governor's Legal Affairs Secretary Andrea Lynn Hoch on Judge Marlette's Response to State Controller" by clicking here.

This release explains EDD's Furlough Friday plan.

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