The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 15, 2009
View the video of Gov. Schwarzenegger talking about the BRN

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talked this afternoon about his rationale for cleaning house at the Board of Registered Nursing following an investigation by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica and The Los Angeles Times revealed that the board takes an average of more that three years to close complaints against nurses. His remarks came at a swearing in of new board appointees this afternoon.

UPDATED July 16 at 8:30 a.m.:Click here to read colleague Peter Hecht's story in today's Bee.Click here to read the Times report.

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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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