The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 29, 2010
Schwarzenegger expected to appeal furlough order today

We're waiting to get official word that attorneys representing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have filed documents in San Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal to block a lower court order ending furloughs for state workers in specific "special fund" departments. We'll post his "writ of supercedeas" as soon as we receive a copy.

We're also following up on a few questions about the list of those "special fund" departments."

In a different court matter, we'll continue to post briefs filed by the unions and constitutional officers in response to Schwarzenegger's request that the state Supreme Court step in early in the furlough fights. We've already put up arguments filed by CASE (click here), CAPS and PECG (click here).

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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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