The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 15, 2010
Billwatch: Pension bill stalls in committee

A bill that sought to roll back retirement benefits for newly hired state workers has failed to get out of committee.

Senate Bill 919, unveiled in April with much fanfare by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the measure's sponsor, GOP Senate Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, died in the Senate Public Employees & Retirement Committee on a 2-4 party-line vote.

The bill also included changes to retiree health benefits.

Click here to read the measure. This link opens the committee vote count.

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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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