The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 23, 2010
Read testimony from Thursday's Little Hoover pension hearing

The bipartisan Little Hoover Commission met yesterday to hear testimony about public employee pensions. The commission, which conducts its business openly, has posted an agenda from the hearing that includes links to prepared statements made by witnesses.

(Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's economic adviser, David Crane, spoke from an outline that was provided to the commission. Staff also gave commissioners op-eds Crane has written about public employee pensions.)

Click here to open the commission's agenda page. We hear that the commission staff plans to post public comments made at the hearing, so check back to the Little Hoover site soon for those.

This link opens our previous report about the hearing and when the commission might issue a report.

Click here for Crane's comments at a January CalPERS forum on pensions that included the infamous David-vs.-David spat with lobbyist Dave Low.

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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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