Kevin Yamamura reports that an administration source says that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to lay off 5,000 state workers by the end of June.
This raises plenty of questions about how the state can lay off employees more quickly than policy allows. For example, the state must meet and confer with state employee unions at least 60 days before terminating employees in a layoff. If the state adheres to that policy, the earliest that workers could be cut would be mid July.
We're heading over to the 2 p.m. budget revise press conference shortly -- with plenty of questions.
Click here for the Department of Personnel Administration's "Overview of the Layoff Process."