The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 5, 2010
State Worker live chat, radio interview set for this morning

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The State Worker blog is hosting an hour-long chat this morning to discuss the California Supreme Court's Monday morning furlough ruling. You can join the live session here from 11 a.m. to noon. If you miss the session you can replay it later, since we'll archive it here.

Before that, at 10 a.m., we'll spend a few minutes with Jeffrey Callison on Capitol Public Radio's "Insight" on KXJZ (90.9 FM). Click here for the show's page with a link to the streamed webcast.

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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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