The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 9, 2009
CSU faculty to launch drive for oil tax bill

091009 oil.JPGThe California Faculty Association will rally in Sacramento, Hayward and San Jose on Monday in support of a bill that would impose a fee on companies that extract oil and natural gas in the state. The money go then go to community colleges and public universities.

Click here to read the analysis of AB 656, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, D-Newark.

This link goes to the CFA press release with more details about times and locations for the rallies.

IMAGE: Western Drilling employees work on an oil drilling rig in preparation for directional drilling west of Taft, California / Sacramento Bee 2004 file photo, Dan Ocampo

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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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