The eight words tucked into page 175 of Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011-12 budget proposal hint at changes for some state workers who carry a gun and a badge. We've underlined the key phrase:
Efficiencies in State Operations
While there have been a number of reductions in state operations costs in recent years, there continue to be opportunities for additional savings. The Governor's Budget includes $200 million in savings associated with identification of efficiencies in state operations. For example, identification of agencies, departments, and programs that can be reorganized to eliminate duplication and unnecessary functions; review of state peace officer and safety classifications; and reductions in other areas like contracting; fleet operations; and, cell phone use.