Forum, the KQED public radio show hosted by Michael Krasny, today took an an hour long look at state worker furloughs and their impact on public services and state budget revenues.
The news peg was last week's rulings in three cases in which an Alameda Superior Court Judge ruled that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration had abused its discretion when it ordered mandatory three-day-a-month furloughs for all state workers in 2009.
Appearing with Krasny to discuss furloughs, including private sector efforts too, were:
- Aaron McLear, press secretary for Schwarzenegger.
- David Levine, chair of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
- John Sullivan, professor of management at San Francisco State University.
- Nancy Vogel, principal consultant for the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes, a new entity created by Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
The show will be available on KQED's Web site audio archive later today. Find it by clicking here. Or catch the show when it replays on the radio again tonight at 10PM.