The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 4, 2009
The governor, the Web and The Bee

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to visit with The Bee's editorial board tomorrow. The discussion will be Webcast live and will include questions submitted by the public. Click here for more details.

Speaking of the Internet, Schwarzenegger today ordered that all state contracts valued at $5,000 or more to be posted on the state's Reporting Transparency in Government Web site. A press release says the site will "list both the internal and external audits of state departments and agencies, including information on operations, budget and programs, dating back to January 1, 2008."

You can read the details of the policy, including various reporting deadlines for the site's launch, by clicking here for the press release.

Some state workers have pointed out on this blog that putting information online and putting user-friendly information online are two different things. What will come of this newest effort by the administration?

IMAGE: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2008 / Bee file photo

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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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