The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 11, 2011
The State Worker hosts live forum today at 11:30 a.m.

chat logo.jpgWe're hosting an online forum this morning to talk about various aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal and its impact on state workers.

The forum will be guided largely by participants' questions and comments. We'll also take some real-time polls and, we expect, touch on state labor issues, including furloughs and contract talks.

Join us here or at at 11:30 for what promises to be a lively online discussion.


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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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