The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 16, 2010
Senate committee to hear furlough bill

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 090903 Steinberg.jpgThe Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon to discuss SBX8 29, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's bill to exempt from furloughs any departments that receive 95 percent or more of their money from sources outside the general fund.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. You can listen to an audio feed of the proceedings by clicking here. (Requires Windows Media Player.)

Click here for an earlier State Worker blog post about Steinberg's legislation. Don Thompson of The Associated Press featured the bill in this legislative round up story on Monday.

IMAGE: Darrell Steinberg, 2009 / Sacramento Bee, Brian Baer

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