The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 23, 2009
Whitman assails state workers in gubernatorial bid

In case you missed it, The Bee's Jack Chang traveled to Fullerton on Tuesday and wrote this account of Meg Whitman's official entrance into the 2010 governor's race.

As expected, she focused on state employees, calling the bureaucracy "selfish and arrogant," proposing to lay off 40,000 workers if she becomes governor and to "crack down on the overly generous benefits of state employees."

You can read the speech here.

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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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