The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 19, 2009
Read the court's decision in $6.55 per hour state worker pay case

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley has issued his final decision on whether Controller John Chiang overstepped his authority by refusing to issue state worker paychecks at the rate of $6.55 per hour. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an order that state workers' pay be temporarily cut to the federal minimum last summer after lawmakers failed to pass a budget.

We wrote an online story today about the decision that you can read here. We're working on another piece for tomorrow's fiber and cyber Bee.

You can read the Frawley decision, which confirms his earlier tentative ruling, by clicking here.

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Jon Ortiz The Author

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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