The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 8, 2010
Assembly passes Steinberg bill

The Assembly has passed SBX8 29, which would exempt from furloughs state workers whose wages are paid 95 percent or more with money outside the general fund, plus the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization. Click here for more details about the bill.

The measure passed 54-7. It now goes back to the Senate for a concurrence vote to OK minor language changes made by the Assembly, then on to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.

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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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