The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 6, 2011
Jerry Brown talks about layoffs and lunches

Editors note: This post has been updated with a link to video of the union telephone town hall.

During a telephone town hall with SEIU Local 1000 members, Gov. Jerry Brown was asked Monday whether state workers face lay offs or furloughs if California's budget impasse isn't resolved by November.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 100720 Jerry Brown.JPGBee Capitol Bureau colleague David Siders has Brown's answer -- and details about the governor's suggestion that Republicans might be won over to taxes with some lunchtime lobbying -- on our sister blog, Capitol Alert.

Sidenote: The governor's website streamed the telephone event live on Monday. UPDATE, April 7, 6:10 a.m.: Local 1000 now has video posted on its website.

IMAGE: Jerry Brown speaks during a campaign event in Southern California during his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Sacramento Bee file photo.

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