The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 6, 2011
Online chats set for today and Thursday

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The Bee's Kevin Yamamura will host a live chat from 11 a.m. to noon today to discuss the status of state budget talks. You can join him here.

Speaking of chats, remember that we've scheduled, "Pensions, politics and public employees," for Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.. It will run live on The State Worker blog and at

If you can't join Kevin's chat or ours when they run live, you can check out the replays a little later at those same locations. Never participated in a chat? Here's one that ran Mar. 17.

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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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