Space constraints limit our State Worker column on Thursdays to roughly 400 words, so much of what we learn in the ramp up to writing it never sees print. Column Extras give State Worker blog users more information -- the notes, the quotes and the documents behind the weekly feature.
Our State Worker column in today's Bee looks at the latest furlough litigation conspiracy theory that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George secretly agreed to trade judicial budget funding for a furlough litigation decision by the high court.
Since writing about the meeting in this Friday blog post, we've had time to look a bit more deeply at how the state's highest court operates, the chief justice's role in the system and the fiscal relationship between the court and lawmakers.
We'll share some of that background information in a few posts today. For starters, check out at the Judicial Council website by clicking here. You can read a fact sheet about the council by clicking here. Check out the expenditures for the judicial branch by clicking here. Page 6 has spending totals for fiscal 2008-09.