The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 10, 2010
Senate committee hearing testimony on SB 919

The Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee is hearing testimony on SB 919 at 1:30 p.m. today. You'll recall that the measure, sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, would cut retirement benefits for new state workers. The measure would not impact benefits for current employees.

Click here to open the committee's Web page and then click "Audio" to listen to the hearing. This link opens a recent Bee feature that explains parts of the bill. Click here to read the measure's language.

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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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