The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 10, 2009
Subscribe to the new California stimulus Web site


The Schwarzenegger administration has rolled out an RSS feed for its Recovery Act Task Force Web site. Find the feeder by clicking here.

Why should state workers care? Well, the Web site will track federal money flowing into California government programs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. State officials expect California will get $50 billion of the $787 billion ARRA will dole out in the next 18 months.

The governor on Thursday applied for about $5 billion of that moolah for state education programs. (The photo at left was taken during the press event marking the signing of the application).

IMAGE: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a question during the ARRA application signing in his office on Thursday. CREDIT: Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua

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About The State Worker

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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