The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 8, 2010
Assembly may vote on Steinberg furlough bill today

The Assembly could take a floor vote this morning on SBX 8 29, the bill written by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg that would

... exempt employees in positions funded at least 95% by sources other than the General Fund, employees of the Franchise Tax Board, and employees of the State Board of Equalization from furloughs implemented by any state agency, board, or commission.

For more info about the bill, click here. You can watch the Assembly session, scheduled to start at 11 a.m. by clicking here.

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Jon Ortiz The Author

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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