The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 8, 2010
The Bee to host live chats this morning and Thursday

While we're in San Francisco this morning to cover oral arguments at the California Supreme Court in the PECG v. Schwarzenegger furlough case, The Bee has arranged to stream the 9 a.m hearing live and provide users a chance to simultaneously interact with Bee columnist Dan Walters.

Clicking here opens the live coverage/chat page. This link explains the rules of the road for participants.

If you can't join the discussion live, you can view it later on the same site.

On a related note, The State Worker will host a chat on the same web page on Thursday. We'll start at noon and go for an hour. We hope you can join us.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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