The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 14, 2009
TSW appearing on Pennsylvania radio show; a belated 'thank you'

We've accepted an invitation to be a guest on WITF-FM, a public radio station in central Pennsylvania, to talk about California's budget troubles. We expect that state workers will be part of the discussion, since Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is requiring them to work without pay while lawmakers haggle over a budget.

State workers held lunchtime rallies there today to protest. Click here for that story.

We'll be on from roughly 6:15 a.m. to 7 a.m. as one of two guests on WTIF's "Radio Smart Talk" show. If you're up and near your computer, you can listen in by clicking here and selecting the appropriate media player for your computer.

Speaking of TSW appearances, we'd be remiss if we didn't express our thanks to the folks at Association of California State Supervisors for letting us speak at their Sacramento convention on Saturday. We had a great time, particularly the opportunity to meet people we've gotten to know through this blog. We were humbled by your graciousness and hospitality.

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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