The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 5, 2010
Senate hearing for state worker payroll bill reset for Monday

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Senate logo.jpgThe Senate Public Employment & Retirement Committee has rescheduled its hearing on AB 790 for Monday at 1:30 p.m. The bill, supported by a coalition of state worker unions, would make employee payroll a continuing appropriation. That change would eliminate the possibility that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger or any subsequent governor could withhold state workers' wages to the federal minimum in the absence of a budget.

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About The State Worker

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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