State workers often ask us two questions: Are staff in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office being furloughed? Has the governor cut staffing?
Those subjects came up this week during interviews and correspondence with the administration as part of a story we're aiming for this weekend.
Here are August staffing numbers for the Governor's Office provided by Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear:
- August 2007: 178
- August 2008: 155
- August 2009: 135
Staff pay also has been cut in keeping with Schwarzenegger's furlough orders, McLear said.