The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 2, 2009
See what administration officials take and spend

The Schwarzenegger administration has fired up a new Web site,, that links to economic interest statements and travel expense forms filled out by officials in the governor's office, all agency secretaries and undersecretaries and all department directors.

Schwarzenegger ordered the the forms posted online starting this month after reports surfaced that top administration officials may have abused their expense accounts and, in one instance, took tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees in defiance of administration policy and possibly state law.

You can read the governor's press release about the new Web site by clicking here.

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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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