The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 1, 2010
Firefighters supported Brown, majority vote on budget

In response to suggestions from blog users, we've been looking at October political spending by state employee unions. Next up: CDF Firefighters.

According to the secretary of state's office, the union's Small Contributors PAC gave just over $45,000 to various campaigns so far this month, including $25,000 to "100,000 Frontline Firefighters and Law Enforcement JERRY BROWN FOR GOVERNOR 2010."

Its Issues Committee has contributed $55,000 for the month. Of that, $25,000 went to oppose a ballot measure that would make it harder for lawmakers to increase fees. Another $25,000 went to support a proposition that would allow the Legislature to pass a budget with a simple majority.

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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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