The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 18, 2010
Schwarzenegger spokesman details new furlough plan

As we reported earlier, the state Supreme Court has stayed a temporary restraining order that kept Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from furloughing state workers last week as he had planned. Here's a statement from his spokesman, Aaron McLear that lays out the state's furlough plans:

The result of the CA Supreme Court ruling today means that the furloughs will continue until the court says otherwise. The court has on its own motion taken up the three original furlough cases from the court of appeal to decide this issue more expeditiously. They are set to hear oral arguments September 8 on the question of whether or not a Governor has the authority to implement furloughs. In the meantime, furloughs will continue as planned Friday the 20th, the 27th, and one additional floating furlough between now and the end of the month.

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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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