The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 16, 2010
Judge leaning against Schwarzenegger's minimum wage order

photo.JPGSacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette told attorneys at the outset of this morning's hearing that he is leaning against granting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's request for a temporary restraining order to compel Controller John Chiang to pay state employees minimum wage.

The hearing has just begun, though, and lawyers, left, will make their arguments before Marlette issues a final ruling.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jon Ortiz, Sacramento Bee

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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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