The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 17, 2009
Governor pushing changes for new hire pensions, future retiree health benefits

From today's A1 story in The Bee by reporter and Home Front co-blogger Dale Kasler:

Reviving an idea he floated during budget negotiations in June, Schwarzenegger wants legislation creating a two-tier system that would deliver lower benefits to newly hired public employees - not only state workers but firefighters, police officers, teachers, and other local-government employees.

Dale mentions that current employees and retirees wouldn't be affected by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan.

To read the rest of Dale's report, click here or tap "Governor wants to revamp battered public-worker pension programs" under the "Recommended Links" section on the right side of this page. You'll find other stories of state worker interest there, too.

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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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