The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 22, 2010
Column extra: Schwarzenegger talks with press about pensions

Our column in today's Bee looks at Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth's bill to roll back pension benefits for new hires, SB 919.. and the politics surrounding the issue. Click the viewer above to see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's response to a question about public pensions during Wednesday's press conference to announce the measure.

The SB 919 language is now online. Click here to read it.

VIDEO CREDIT: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee

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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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