The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 30, 2010
Column Extra poll: The toxic Toxic Substances Control tweet

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 never sees print. Column Extras give State Worker blog users more information -- the notes, the quotes and the documents that inform the weekly feature.

Our two-part column in today's fiber/cyber Bee notes the Department of Toxic Substances Control closed down its Twitter account on Wednesday after a hacker posted a tweet with a link to a porn site. The item was online for about two hours.

When The State Worker learned of the problem, we took a picture of the offending tweet. We're posting that screen shot here, with spray paint over the porn link:

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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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