The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 13, 2009
Schwarzenegger vetoes contract accountability bill

Schwarzenegger.jpgA bill aimed at increasing the transparency of state vendor contracts is dead.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed AB 756, which would have required California state departments that outsource to private companies to post the contracts on a user-friendly Web site. Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park, wrote the bill with support from SEIU Local 1000. You can click here to view a previous post about the measure.

Click here to read the governor's veto rationale.

IMAGE: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger / Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua

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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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