We've inserted a couple of updates to our online story on Judge Patrick Marlette's ruling, now final, that Controller John Chiang has to reduce the pay for his employees and those of other constitutional officers and the BOE.
The decision boils down to the assertion that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the employer of the roughly 15,000 employees working for the BOE and the constitutional officers. Furthermore, the furlough order doesn't keep those departments from carrying our their constitutiional functions.
We're gathering comments now from academics, constititutional officers and we'd like to hear from state workers too, particularly those affected by today's decision. Shoot us an e-mail or call 916-321-1043.